Using Baby Talk With Infants Isn’t Just Cute: It Could Help Them Learn To Make Words

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A study reveals that babies would much rather listen to an adult trying to mimic a baby’s voice. Researchers postulate that babies prefer baby talk—characterised by higher pitch, slower speed, and exaggerated pronunciation—because it helps prepare them for speech. Hearing how an infant-like voice produces sound seems to help babies understand how to reproduce the sounds on their own, making it easier to acquire speech. Read full article here

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