Babies’ first gestures reveal future language development

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Read more… Many parents believe their infant’s first word is the most important milestone in learning to speak. “By understanding these early behaviours, parents have a great opportunity to help support their children’s later language development. Understanding babies’ gestures could also be just as important as understanding their early language.” According to researchers, humans communicate…

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Why infants pay more attention to people who speak their native language – LA Times

Why infants pay more attention to people who speak their native language – LA Times New research suggests that babies are highly selective — discriminating even — in whom they will pay attention to. For those of us who like to think that prejudice is a taint that comes with age, this may be disappointing…

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