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December 02, 2013
How "Motionese" Shapes Your Baby's Learning

When you’re talking to your baby about an object, do you find yourself shaking or waving it? That’s called “motionese,” and you’ll be happy to know this natural inclination is helpful in teaching your baby the name of whatever object you’re holding. The motion, combined with a sing-song voice, calls your baby’s attention to the object. It’s a multi-sensory experience!

 
 

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