Research conducted by scientists in Norway has shown that mums-to-be who take folic acid during the first two months of pregnancy are less likely to have children with language learning delays. The study of 40,000 pregnant women showed a relation
Get her chatting away with this expert adviceDr Deborah Gibbard suggests using words in context. Shout "Ready, Steady, Go!"' and topple a pile of toys over. Your baby has to understand what words mean before he can use them.'ReadingFrom 6 months, introduce them to colourful illu...
Newborn babies can pick up and learn the sounds of their mother’s speech while in the womb, a new study claims.Research at Pacific Lutheran University in the US showed that newborn babies have the capacity to learn and remember sounds of language
Your toddler might be talking by now, but there are also other ways you can communicate with her. Watching her body and facial expressions can give an insight into her feelings. Body language expert Robert Phipps says it's important to look at your
He's in double figures at last! Okay, so it's months and not years, but his development is moving at a cracking pace. More than ever before you're probably aware of your baby's personality, as he's starting to make his feelings very clear.1. Your baby will probably reach a huge, ...
’s language and communication skills.Previous research has suggested that our little ones only start to understand the meaning of words at around one year.Professor Daniel Swingley of the University of Pennsylvania said: ‘Talk to babies and they are going
Overwhelmed new parents are running out of words to express their delight at their newborns, so are turning to swear words instead. Most recently, new dad Robbie Williams joined the sofa line-up on Friday night’s The Graham Norton Show. After gushing that he’s in “new parent euph...
Taking time to talk, by Maggie Redshaw2011 is the National Year of Speech, Language and Communication, in particular for young children in the early stages of learning to talk. It is important for parents to understand how toddlers begin
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- they are likely to get there in the end. The most common reason for what is called language delay is that a child may have hearing problems which are preventing them from following and understanding what is being said.Here are some tips about what to be aware