Baby Talk: How to Speak Parentese to Your infant

Why do we naturally use “baby talk” with infants? Learn more about how it supports their language and social-emotional development.

Baby talk, or parentese, is the sing-song voice with elongated vowels we all use when talking with babies. Don’t feel silly! Rachel Robertson, Bright Horizons education and development vice president explains how infant-directed speech supports language and social-emotional development in babies.

 

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Written by: Leaders in Early Childhood Education for 30 Years

July 9, 2021