UCLA Study: Give Young Children a Chance to Converse

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The more you converse with your baby the more you help his language development, according to the study of 275 families with children age 2 months to three years. In more scientific terms, “each hundred conversational turns per day is associated with a 1.92 increase in the language score,” researchers wrote.

Put more simply, it is not just important to read and speak to your baby, you need to hold conversations – when a baby responds to mom, dad or teacher – and that is a powerful message for caregivers and parents.