How Babies Talk: The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life
Penguin, Jul 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
In their first three years of life, babies face the most complex learning endeavor they will ever undertake as human beings: They learn to talk. Now, as researchers make new forays into the mystery of the development of the human brain, Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek, both developmental psychologists and language experts, offer parents a powerfully insightful guidebook to how infants—even while in the womb—begin to learn language. Along the way, the authors provide parents with the latest scientific findings, developmental milestones, and important advice on how to create the most effective learning environments for their children. This book takes readers on a fascinating, vitally important exploration of the dance between nature and nurture, and explains how parents can help their children learn more successfully.
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This account of how children learn language was fascinating and well-supported by research. It would be a fantastic shower gift for any parent who is interested in how their little ones learn to ... Read full review
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The overall communication of this book is that there are many environmental (and heredity) factors involved in a child's development of language. The authors detail studies that attempt to example ... Read full review