Three Videos about Parentese

Talking to babies is important for their language development. Here’s a Mini Parenting Master Class on baby talk.

Parentese is one style of talking to babies. It involves adults speaking in a higher voice at a slower speed. The language is simpler with short sentences and repetition. Studies have confirmed that speaking to babies in parentese helps develop a larger vocabulary through the first three years.

Now a study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences has found that parents can be coached to significantly increase the amount and effectiveness of parentese. And, babies will benefit.

What’s happening in babies’ brains when they hear parentese?

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