Baby talk. Those sweet goo-goo ga-ga noises our babies make that we love. But have you ever thought about the impact responding to your baby has on his or her development?

Parents who speak to their babies often, typically know 300 more words than their peers, by the age of 2 years old. May the grooming for a spelling bee champion or talk show host begin. 

A baby’s language development can be accelerated if a parent makes an effort to respond to a baby’s vocalization more than 80% of the time. Typically, parents respond to a baby 50% to 60% of the time. It may seem like a one-sided conversation with a baby, but just because one party responds in ‘goos’ and ‘gaas’ doesn’t mean they aren’t communicating!

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