In this episode of The Conversation's Curious Kids, Dr Christa Lam Cassettari answers 9 year old Ella's question - How do babies learn to talk?
Watch this short animation and discover that babies begin to learn the rules of language before they are even born. They can hear the rhythm and melody of their mother’s voice for three months before they are born and this changes the way their brain develops.
Once born, parents who respond to their baby’s happy babbling sounds by imitating them or talking about the sounds they were making might be onto a good idea. Research shows that this is linked to baby making more complex sounds and developing language skills sooner.
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University, in partnership with Babyology, have launched an exciting new podcast series, BabyLab, designed to help Australian parents understand how babies learn to communicate.
A new pilot program has been developed to help transform the lives of patient's in aged care.
Neuroscience research has identified music as one of the few activities that stimulates and uses the entire brain.