Early Language Development…
Are you curious about the speech development milestones from birth to five years? Those initial years of learning are crucial. Northshore Pediatric therapy shares a wonderful infograph of language milestones and is linked below.
The first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others. ~Department Of Health and Human Services
Important Language Development Milestones
Here are 7:
- Birth-1 Cooing and Bable Sounds Develop
- 1-2 Combines vowels and consonants
- 2-3 50-75% of speech can be understood
- 3-5 Can produce most vowel sounds
- 3 1/2 can produce tw and kw combos
- 5 1/2 100% understood by unfamiliar listeners
- 5 1/2 sh and th combos
To view the full infograph, please visit:
Developmental Milestones: Baby Talk from First Sounds to First Words
When do babies start talking? In this video, you will see and hear developmental milestones in speech during a child’s first year—from the very first sounds to first words.
Talk and read to your baby as much as you can to help him or her develop important speech skills.
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