Why It's Important to Talk With Your Baby

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Every parent wants to give their child a jump start on life. Perhaps that is why educational tools and devices for babies and children are a big business. But, did you know that one way to make your baby smarter doesn’t cost you anything? Believe it or not, the key to brain development is as simple as talking with your baby.
“Research has shown that talking with children from an early age helps to build the brain architecture they will need later in life,” said Kris Arizmendi, coordinator of the Talk With Your Baby (TWYB) program that offers free classes in South Bend, Ind. Kris shared how the simple act of talking to a baby can promote a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.