“You can reinforce language skills through interaction: looking at your infant; imitating his vocalizations, laughter, and facial expressions; rewarding her language attempts with heightened attention.”
Not like anyone needs to tell parents—or most anyone else playing with a newborn— to do any of these things. The coos and “mom voice” just come out. It’s nice to know that all of our silly talking actually helps babies learn to talk.
So, all you mamas apologizing for your mom voice in baby videos can relax. It’s just another sign you’re a great parent. 😊
Did you listen to the video? Caption: baby giggle.
Noutin started this little laugh this week. I can’t get enough of it! He thinks getting his clothes changed is absolutely hilarious. I finally caught this clip on camera while we were just talking on the couch. My heart!
Quote: Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five by John Medina
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