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ERIC Number: EJ820552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Talk to Me, Baby! Supporting Language Development in the First 3 Years
Bardige, Betty; Bardige, M. Kori
Zero to Three, v29 n1 p4-11 Sep 2008
In their first few years, almost all children learn at least one language, though not equally well. Differences in the quantity, quality, sources, and variety of language inputs and conversation opportunities have a long-lasting effect. This article provides an overview of early language development and explains how talking with babies promotes rich language acquisition. The authors offer strategies for supporting language at each stage of development and for recognizing and responding to signs of potential disruption or delay.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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