Language development from 0- 5years
“From birth until around 6 months, babies make a great deal of noise. They squeal, squeak, growl, yell, and give us raspberries. And they coo. Cooing is basically the production of what will later become vowels (a, e, i, o, and u).
From 6 months to about 10 months, they produce somewhat more complicated sounds called babbling. First, they practice their vowels more precisely, starting with the round, back vowels (oo, oh, ah…) and working their way to the unrounded front vowels (ee, eh, ay…). The first consonants are h, m, and b, which can be combined with the vowels to make syllables. Soon, they add p, t, d, n, w, f, v, and y. A little while later, they add k, g, and ng.
Then they start adding s and z. It takes a little longer for babies to get sh, ch, j, and the infamous th sounds. The very last sounds are l and r. “
hmmm, why if a baby can produce ‘m’ before ‘d’, does my husband take the credit for our children’s first word invariably being ‘dada’?
I’m sure he was giving them coaching! Maybe they were exceptional imitators!