Infants begin learning speech mechanics long before their first word; speaking to them early is key to language development
from Medical Daily
Babies are wonderful beings. Sure, they scream and cry uncontrollably, dribble everywhere, and you're cleaning up after them constantly. But put all that to the side, and what you're left with is a lovable little thing that always seems to be learning something new — it's rather impressive, actually. One of their biggest moments comes when they utter their first word, and a new study now finds that in order for this to happen, infants begin rehearsing the mechanics of language much earlier.
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