Early learning? Just say the word

rglogo1Mama”, “dada”, “ineluctable”. These are some possible first words any parent is waiting with bated breath to hear their child speak.

OK, maybe not all of them but the excitement around what your child might say is all the same as if they did say ineluctable.

The mystery of language acquisition is one which has puzzled scientists for many decades. You might notice that it’s easier to pick up a language the younger you are.

Noted scientist and researcher Dr Patricia Khul describes babies as “citizens of the world” because they are able to “discern all the sounds of all languages” up until the age of three.

Something that you and I simply do not have the capacity for anymore.

Your babies are little listening boxes. Everything you say, they are categorising and testing. Every syllable is compared and organised in their little head.

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