..or The Power of talking to your baby.
They always tell you how important it is to talk to your baby from the first days on, during his first months in your belly already. For several reason. And I’m a big believer in this. I’m sure he or she can hear you and even though he/she might not understand your words, the tone of your voice is the message.
And then once they’re born, even though they’re still little babies I’m sure they understand what you tell them so I always try to explain everything to Maxou.
But this article by TINA ROSENBERG brings it even to another level.
Apparently “…the key to early learning is talking. Specifically, a child’s exposure to language spoken by parents and caretakers from birth to age 3, the more the better.” …”Children whose families were on welfare heard about 600 words per hour. Working-class children heard 1,200 words per hour, and children from professional families heard 2,100 words.”… “And the disparity mattered: the greater the number of words children heard from their parents or caregivers before they were 3, the higher their IQ and the better they did in school. TV talk not only didn’t help, it was detrimental.”
Wow, so talk talk talk!
via A cup of Jo