From gurgling to the first few words: early language

Between 6 to 9 months: repeated syllables

  • Towards the age of 6 months, your baby enjoys repeating syllables ending  in "a": "dadadada", "papapapa", "mamamama", etc. These sounds do not have a precise meaning in his mind: you are the one who will gradually give them a meaning by responding. How wonderful for him to see you arrive saying "Mummy" and that is when he will start babbling "mamamama"! He thus discovers the symbolic dimension of language: a sound corresponds to an object.


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