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Baby Fact Friday #10


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Silly faces and sounds matter?

When Babies imitate the facial expressions of their caregivers, it triggers the emotion in them as well, explains Alison Gopnik in her book "The Philosophical Baby".  This helps infants build their basic understanding of emotional communication and more than likely explains why parents make extremely happy and sad faces at their little ones.  Parentese, also known as baby talk, is another instinctual response that research has found is important for an infant’s development. Its musical, slow, and often exaggerated syllables helps the infant grasp words.






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