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How do Babies Learn Language (Chapter 1 - key messages on-screen)


How do Babies Learn Language (Chapter 1 - key messages on-screen)


Your family is a learning environment for your baby. As you interact with your baby, your baby grows and learns to trust, focus and engage. Babies “talk” or ”signal” with their cries, gurgles and body language. This video introduces our video series called “Born to Communicate”. It shows why nurturing relationships are important for language development. What can you can do to teach your baby about communication? (Key messages appear on-screen)

Dr. Janet Werker, Dr. Tom Boyce, Dr. Nils Bergman, Dr. Carolyn Steinberg
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