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Why Are 'Mama' and 'Dada' a Baby's First Words?

A baby's first words are often "mama" and "dada," much to the delight of parents. Now scientists think they know why.

Beyond the obvious — Mommy and Daddy are around a lot and babies Read More >>>

High Chairs Help Toddlers Learn Messy Words

Getting sick of scraping pureed sweet potato out of the crevices of your toddler's high chair? Here's a little bit of motivation: Kids who get messy in their high chairs learn certain types of words Read More >>>

Baby Talk: Infants May Practice Words in Their Minds

Months before they say their first real "mama" or "dada," babies are practicing those words in their heads, new research suggests.

Brain areas associated with speech motor planning light up in 7-month-old Read More >>>