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'Baby talk' is literacy formation

Surround infants with happy language and you enjoy a generally happy baby.  Baby literacy includes interaction through talking, playing word games, reciting nursery rhymes, telling stories, doing basically anything with language.  It's not a formal training program, but taking advantage of little opportunities. This gives you a reason to talk to that cute baby and say, "I'm building her literacy." You really are.  Babies love to imitate, and the more human words they hear, and the more variety of voices they hear, the more they are exposed to word formation.  Before we can read we must hear the sounds, learn to distinguish them, and be able to repeat them.  Eventually, we can form them into words.  All of this is not baby talk.  It is liter

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