Parents and relatives like to argue about the things a baby says. Or to be more specific, those baby sounds that they think form words. Moms and dads refuse to accept that those are just random sounds that seem to sound like a coherent word. It’s not gibberish for proud parents. And really, who can blame them? Even dogs have been known to produce English sounding words.
While the debate rages, questions are born like, is my baby a genius? Is my baby advanced for his age? What kind of support can I give as a parent to make sure he advances further?
Well, let’s leave it up to you then.
Here’s a video of an eight week old baby girl. What do you think she’s saying? Is that an “I love you“?
It’s become an internet sensation with over 8.5 million views.
People do enjoy videos of babies. That undeniable innocence and air of mystery that is the world of babies make people wonder about life sometimes.
So have you decided as to what this baby girl said?
The first three years of a child are extremely important when it comes to the quantity of words spoken to them. It affects them more than the years after, including their first years and school and the first people they converse with. Yes, even the parents.
According to The Atlantic,
“Such early utterance have a lot of social work to do. They’re more about enabling an interaction than about referring to something specific. So it seems as if ka (baby sounds) was less an act of naming than the on switch for a shared experience.”
It really is a formation of sorts in which parents are directly responsible.
There is always time to talk to your baby.
You can’t possibly be that busy. How do you talk to a baby, you ask? Normally. Tell them about your day, what you’re doing, explain to them what you’re doing for them, and even read aloud to them.
So what do you think? Was it an “I love you“? Let’s see what the viewers had to say.
“Aww the baby is so adorable she seriously said I love you”
That’s one. Others are more doubtful,
“Who else didn’t hear it?!”
Easy now. There’s eight million people or so ready to defend this baby.
Play it over, again and again and see if it becomes clearer.
That helps sometimes. If it doesn’t, well… clean your ears maybe.
Just like any language teacher, when you speak to your little one, observe proper grammar but use smaller words. Observe the proper tone of voice and speak at a slower pace. We, as adults, hate it when someone converses with us with big words and at speed. Imagine how a baby would feel.
Watch and listen. Your baby’s responses will determine if they’re hearing you positively. And believe it or not, the love hearing their parents’ voices. All that cooing and gurgling, kicking and arm flailing are ways of how these bundles of joy respond.
And if a parent says their baby said this or that, just smile and agree. Oh, and say “I love you” back.
What do you think? Click on the video below and listen carefully!
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