Language


Discerning newborns
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 3 2013 | comment  

Babies come into the world able to distinguish their mother-tongue.


Music and baby talk
Mariette Ulrich | Sep 20 2012 | comment  

As one of those moms who started her kids on classical music shortly after birth, I don’t need to be sold on the importance of music, but it’s always nice to have one’s educational priorities validated.


Babies tune into langauge before birth
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 13 2009 | comment  
Listen carefully to the crying of your newborn baby and you may recognise the cadences of your own voice, especially if you are the mother. European researchers have discovered that even within the first week after birth, babies imitate the melodic patterns of voices they have heard while still in the womb. And that includes the “tunes” typical of the mother tongue.
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