FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, a mother holds her newborn baby at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Michael Zamora/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad.New research suggests intervening early can at least boost the words at-risk tots hear, and maybe influence some school-readiness factors.One program in Providence, Rhode Island, straps "word pedometers" onto tots to record how many words a day they hear from family or caregivers -- not TV. Another in New York City records video of parents practicing conversation strategies with babies too young to even say "Da-da". Providence Talks has enrolled more than 1,300 babies and toddlers since 2014 in programs that train parents to build in more conversation during the day.It can count the returning baby babble but not the TV or radio.Children who started the program hearing an average of 8,000 words a day were averaging 12,000 a day when the coaching ended, Molina said.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE