Baby talk: how early childhood centres can help multilingual children

Article Summary:

“The study, published in the journal Infant Behaviour and Development, is the first major analysis from the Australian Research Council-funded MQ TaLK project, currently the biggest study in Australia to investigate how early childhood education settings support infant and toddler language development. The researchers found that English-speaking infants from 12 to 18 months old in early childhood centres ‘vocalised’ (spoke or made speech-like sounds) more than multilingual infants.”