Baby Fact Friday #11
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A Babies babbling means they want to learn?
Within their lantern's light, babies do focus . And when they do, Goldstein told LiveScience, "they usually make a sound to convey interest". Mainly, babbling – the nonsense syllables babies spout – is "the acoustic version of a furrowed brow," Goldstein said, signaling to adults that they are ready to learn. Eliot also said. "The only thing we know of, that makes babies smarter, is talking to them," she told LiveScience, emphasizing that dialogue is best, where a parent responds within the pauses of an infants' vocalizations.
Did you also know? The word “Baby” is thought to come from the babbling they make? As in “ba-ba-ba.”
Author: Jewell Sherbourne