Baby Talk: The Art of Communicating with Infants and Toddlers

Baby Talk: The Art of Communicating with Infants and Toddlers

Baby Talk: The Art of Communicating with Infants and Toddlers

Baby Talk: The Art of Communicating with Infants and Toddlers

Synopsis

A parent's journey through the early years of a child's life is composed of exciting and surprisingly rapid changes in its growth. In 'Baby Talk', Monica Devine, a seasoned expert in the field of speech and language pathology, helps parents to enhance communication skills in the early stages of infancy and toddler hood through a delightful array of age-appropriate activities and games which are typically built into daily routines.

Excerpt

Research about what we know of children's speech, language, and learning abilities is growing. There is increasing evidence that the quality of family care given to the child in the hours, months, and first years immediately following birth will greatly influence the quality of the child's development. Parents of all children realize that their children's learning to talk or communicate in any manner will influence how well they do in our society.

The process of learning to communicate is fascinating and a process that is constantly being reviewed by parents, caregivers, and university researchers. We have learned over time that play is a natural vehicle in which to foster this process. Research is abundant to support the notion that children are most interested while playing and probably learn the most while doing so.

Children serve as a model for everyone as they exude energy and creativity in their early formative years. During my personal and professional clinical experiences for the past twelve years, parents have conveyed that their most important desire for their child is to have him feel good about himself and know how to communicate.

In this book, Monica Devine has thoughtfully depicted the process of communication growth, learning to interact, and building meaningful relationships during a child's first three . . .

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