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« on: 25/10/2007 22:59:52 »
Do you know what i really, really hate? I hate mothers, fathers, and anyone who tells their kids that a train is a "choo choo", or that a cow is a "moo cow". It makes me so mad, i just think it wrong.

Anastasia, was never told "baby names" for anything. A train, was a train, a cow was a cow and so on. Just look at her, she is the top of her year in school and has a good range of vocabulary.

Does this also annoy you? Is there any proof that teaching kids "baby talk" is in any way a negative thing to do?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/10/2007 23:11:27 »
It is always better for the most part to straight talk with your child. Of course it does no harm when playing to talk to them like that as that is a playful time. But in everyday conversation it is better to speak to them normally.

Now after saying this and having taught children for years I can say that there are many times when you need to simplify what you say to a child and sometimes rephrase it because mentally they still are organizing their thoughts. Make sure what you are reading to them is appropriate age wise its not just words you are teaching them it is understanding of those words and teaching them what they mean as you use them. Be a role model explain a sentence in a story correctly.. do not be afraid to stop part way through a story or sentence to ask your child , "Do you know what that means.... Most children will say "no"! That opens up your chance to teach them to become more literate. I have worked a lot with language an small children and it is wonderful!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/10/2007 23:21:30 »
Also Paul, First born children generally socialize more with the adults in the family and tend to talk more like adults and also prefer adult company.They are more comfortable with the adult language.

After siblings come it is important to give them the same eposure to their parents time. The common problem being more children usually means less time able to be spent with other children as well as the older child which has a huge effect on the language development in the subsequent children's language skills. This is where your children will benefit for time spent as a family and it is always better to spread it out not just on Sunday  or something. That down time for you with them will be just as beneficial to you as to them.

Speak to them normally, but allow playtime and baby talk if they choose to as it is just a silly playful relaxing for the child. Also enables them to interact with other children who may not be as well developed in their own language skills!
I have a book here some where you should read about language development.. I'll find it for you, It is great!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/10/2007 23:27:24 »
Paul, I have a section here you would be interested in!I could scan it and send it .. it gives you a good overview of how their language develops and how you can help!  Are you interested?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/10/2007 23:39:39 »
Paul - I'm in total agreement with you.

We had Sandra's sister, Nicola, & her 2 brats here a while back. Nicola calls baby Amy's bottle a botbot. Now Sandra's kids have started saying it.

Why should "botbot" be easier for a toddler to understand than "bottle"? Sometimes I really want to slap people who use bubbytalk! Talk properly to your kids & they're learn to speak properly a lot sooner.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/10/2007 23:41:20 »
I'm glad I ain't got that problem!! Yet! haha. Lets say hopefully for 10 years or more. That'd make me only 24. That's still young yet!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/10/2007 23:46:39 »
LOL LOL!     
 

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« Reply #7 on: 25/10/2007 23:49:36 »
Yeah! Thought it make you laff.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/10/2007 02:39:00 »
hmmm... my aunt had all kinds of baby names for things when my cousin was little and my cousin is now an english major... so i really don't know...
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/10/2007 08:55:56 »
hmmm... my aunt had all kinds of baby names for things when my cousin was little and my cousin is now an english major... so i really don't know...
An American English major? Say no more.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/10/2007 14:08:27 »
hmmm... my aunt had all kinds of baby names for things when my cousin was little and my cousin is now an english major... so i really don't know...
An American English major? Say no more.

 

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