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First Words

The beginnings on speech

Erin Jackson

on 21 March 2012

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Transcript of First Words

First Words What Happens Before
Their First Words? 3 Months Babies coo, listen to sounds,
and may show
preference to their
mother's voice 6 Months 9 Months Babies begin to babble
"ba-ba" "da-da", begin
to recognize their
own names Understand a few basic
words, like "no"
or "bye-bye" Finally... The First Word! between 11 and 14 months
objects and people that are important to them
usually "mamma" or "dadda" Where Do They
Come From? Continuing
Speech and Vocabulary
Development "Father" "Mother" !Kung - ba
Aramaic - abba
Mandarin Chinese - bàba
Persian - baba
French - papa Navajo - má
Swahili - mama
Spanish - mama
English - mama These terms are made up of
the speech sounds that are the
easiest for newborns to produce
(bilabials like m, p, and b
and the open vowel a) Babies are attracted
to repeating syllables More brain activity shown when the newborns listened to the words that included repeating sounds like in "penana" as compared to a word like "mubage" Study of Brain Activity in Newborns Encourage your
baby to talk by... Sing R
d Babble
Back Give everything a name Fin http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby-talk-your-babys-first-words http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby-talk-your-babys-first-words http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby-talk-your-babys-first-words http://web.mac.com/arnold_zwicky/FirstWord.gif http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Development/Babys-First-Words
http://life.familyeducation.com/speaking/toddler/52576.html http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/why-are-mama-and-dada-a-babys-first-words-0343/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_and_papa http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Development/Babys-First-Words
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