Interesting Fact - Vocabulary

New research shows that early language development isn’t so much about the number of words as the style of speech and social context in which speech occurs.

(Patricia Kuhl, co-author and co-director of UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences said, “It’s not just talk, talk, talk at the child.  It’s more important to work toward interaction and engagement around language. You want to engage the infant and get the baby to babble back. The more you get that serve and volley going, the more language advances.”

I kind of do this with my students, without the goo goo ga ga, although I did offer that service to a recent visitor who said he wanted to learn like a baby. LOL)