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Talk To Your Baby

Are you eagerly waiting for your baby to speak his or her first words? Read on to know how to encourage speech and language development in babies. 

Most parents, when communicating with their babies, indulge in what is known as baby talk. They go goo-goo gaga and cootchie wootchie all the time, and then wonder why their daughter still finds it difficult to speak a full sentence when Rani and Deepak's son can recite the entire Baa Baa Black Sheep without a pause.
 

Talk

So how do you teach your children to get an early grasp of the language? It's simple. TALK to them. Talk to them as much as possible, and at every opportunity you get. Find any excuse to talk. If you are feeding your little one, keep describing and explaining what you are doing. Say things like "Now I'm going to pick up the spoon, fill it up with this yummy potato and
put it in your mouth! There. wasn't that delicious? Isn't mommy a good cook?" Go on talking and chattering with your child. This is a surefire way to enhance and motivate your child's language development. Babies
learn to talk by listening and responding to the sounds around them.
 

Sing

In addition to talking, teach your child nursery rhymes and songs. Sing to your children as much as possible, to enhance their awareness of the cadences and rhythmical patterns of the language. Read poetry to them and teach them action rhymes (where you move your hands according to the words of the poem). 
 

Attention

Children hate to be ignored. They love it when you are speaking to them, especially if you are looking directly at them, even if they don't understand what you are saying. The fact that you are focusing your entire attention on them is sufficient. 
 

Read Aloud

Read to your baby everyday. Make this a routine. This will expose your child to the wonderful world of books, and instill the healthy habit of reading from a young age. Show the book to your baby, let her turn
the pages for you and admire the pictures. 
 

In Conclusion

Remember, the more you speak to your children, the higher will be their intellectual development. Studies have shown a strong connection between the amount a parent speaks with their children and ultimate
grasping power. So go ahead and start chatting!

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Keisha.4 years ago
Talking and playing with the baby makes him active and smart.
 
 
 
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Sleepy head.4 years ago
Talking to the baby not only helps in bonding but also ion making the baby intelligent.
 
 
 
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Connard.4 years ago
Parents encourage overall development of the baby when they constantly talk to him. By just listening, babies are able to develop their sense of learning and grasping.
 
 
 
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