Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oh Baby!

Within their first year babies will make one of the greatest accomplishments of their lives...they will learn to communicate.  They will learn to take control of their mouths and begin forming the sounds of their language.  They will learn to communicate their needs in ways that become more predictable to those around them often.

Babies begin learning before they are even born and within a few years they will learn the many different reasons why humans communicate..to comment, request, reject, and so on.  They will also learn the social rules that apply to language such as eye contact, turn taking, and maintaining a topic.

Here are some things you baby should be doing from birth to 3 months:

Startling to loud sounds
Quiets or smiles when spoken to
Seems to recognize your voice and quiets if crying
Increases and decreases sucking behavior in response to sound
Makes pleasure sounds (cooing, gurgling)
Cries differently for different needs
Smiles when sees you

I don't know this baby, but he/she is precious!  

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