Babies born up to eight weeks early whose parents talked directly to them while in the care unit, had better language skills at 18 months old, according to new research from Brown University in the US.
With many premature babies having hearing issues, this piece can build parents’ understanding of how language is developed through interactions (even if this process begins after a very young baby receives hearing-aids).
This research shows premature babies to benefit most from a mix of baby-talk and adult-talk. Notably the babies with higher parental interactions, had most words at the researchers’ specific age-milestones of measurement.
Result: talk to your baby early and often, to build their language progress.
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- Everyday Language Practice With Deaf Children
- Older Siblings’ Vital Role In Child Language Skills
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