importance of talking to your baby

Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Nadia on 07 Oct 2012, 16:19

thanks.it's great. :) I will try to do it with her.
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Lis on 07 Oct 2012, 22:06

I want just to add newborns don’t understand :? words like she, you, I etc. That’s why :arrow: it’s better to use names or words as mum and dad. “Mum wants to feed you”, “Tamara is a good girl.”
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Donat on 09 Oct 2012, 20:48

Good idea :idea: . I also know an exercise. To pay child’s attention you should show a baby colorful toy. After, call the name of the toy, try to change its position. Notice if the child follows it. Change the place of the toy several times, each time calling its name.
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Nadia on 09 Oct 2012, 21:27

Great :D .One more play which can help us to develop babies’ language skills it is to touch eyes, lips, brows etc. and ask “What is it?” and answer immediately – there are Tamara’s eyes.
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Sally on 10 Oct 2012, 13:32

Good)) I do such exercise as “touch and talk”. You should encourage baby to try your hair, fingers, eye… Parent should call each thing baby touched. So, child is in the know. :D
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 16:14

Because children start to acquire language from the time they are born, it is their parents or caregivers that are their first sources of language.
Linguists and child behaviorists have long questioned the nature of child-directed speech and its role in the acquisition of language. Over the last half-century or so, many linguistic scholars have subscribed to Noam Chomsky’s theories on the nature of language, that “there are innate ideas and principles of various kinds that determine the form of the acquired language in what may be a rather restricted and highly organized way.” But Chomsky also goes on to establish that “A condition for innate mechanisms to become activated is that appropriate stimulation be presented” (48). Child-directed speech and the social interactions that accompany it seem to account for this stimulation. :D :D
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Tony on 23 Oct 2012, 16:17

It is not always through over pedagogy or unconscious modeling that a child gains facility at language. During the normal, social act of conversation with children, caregivers adopt their usual child-directed speech and respond to the speech of their children. Dougherty encourages parents to talk with their small children often, stating that the more words babies hear, the faster they learn to talk. This assumption is based on evidence that babies are not born with fully developed brains; that pathways must yet develop between the brain’s cells. :) :)
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Mado on 23 Oct 2012, 16:26

Through child-directed conversation, then, parents can not only assist their children in this initial development of language, but can lay a foundation for life-long mental activity. Nature and nurture intersect here, providing more evidence as to why child-directed speech is an innate, instinctive action of caregivers. ;) ;) ;)
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 16:29

While researchers admit that no particular characteristic of child-directed speech is directly related to that characteristic in the child’s language, their studies show that the more a caregiver talks to her child, the greater the size of that child’s vocabulary will be. Research also shows that the amount a caregiver speaks to her child is a good indicator of that child’s rate of language acquisition. Dougherty cites the research of Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley, who found that “At age three, [children] who scored highest on intelligence quotient (IQ) and language tests were the ones who had heard the greatest number of words at one and two”. :lol: :D :)
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Re: importance of talking to your baby

Postby Tony on 23 Oct 2012, 16:34

Ultimately, because interactions between a caregiver and her child are social in nature, the use of child-directed speech is highly beneficial to the child’s acquisition of language. Language is meant, after all, for social purposes. Human beings, in general, have a “conversational imperative” a drive to speak that makes it awkward to be with another person and be silent. It is this drive, in part, that keeps a caregiver conversing with her child, and it is her instinctive use of child-directed speech that promotes the growth of language. Sally Ward, an expert in the field of child language, sums up the innate ability caregivers have to assist their children in the process of developing language: “The many years I have spent working in the field of child language have led me to believe that there is no greater gift that you can give your child at the beginning of his life than the ability to communicate”. All caregivers have the potential for this gift within them. Fortunately, nature has also given them a way of speaking that takes their children’s potential and causes it to grow. :lol: :lol:
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