is it for?
Children 3 months to 30 months and their caregivers
is it? A
video created by speech pathologists designed to boost speech and
language in young children.
Where? At home, daycare, or
in the car.
To introduce your
child to age-appropriate speech and language concepts, facial
exercises, and sign language.
Babble™ video delights children by exposing them to early
that lay the groundwork for future communication. The simple sign
incorporated into Baby Babble™ provides children who know what they
want to say with a bridge for communication until they acquire the
skills for spoken language. Captivating facial
appeal to children by fostering sound play, encouraging imitation, and
developing muscle coordination for sound and feeding development. A
included in the Baby Babble™ video provides parents with answers to
questions such as, "What should my child be saying?" and "What can I do
to encourage my child's speech?"
Talking Child, LLC was founded by
two speech-language pathologists in 2002. Friends and colleagues since
graduate school, Amy Chouinard
and Cory Poland wanted to
develop products that would promote speech in children and equip
parents with ideas to do the same at home. They have done a fantastic
job of conveying very practical information through this video.
Why should my child watch Baby Babble™
before he starts to
How old should my baby be when I
introduce Baby Babble™?
Is Baby Babble™ for typically developing
babies or delayed
Will sign language delay my child from
What sounds should my child be saying?
What words should my child be saying and
should my child watch Baby Babble™ before he starts
the first months of life, babies begin to acquire the communicative
skills that underlie language long before they say their first words.
Infants are physiologically equipped to process incoming speech
signals. By 6 months, little ones begin to categorize the sounds of
their own language. For this reason, Baby Babble ™ is recommended for
infants as young as three months of age. Exposing infants to the
sounds, words, signs, and facial expressions in this video will help
lay the groundwork for future expressive (what your child says) and
receptive (what your child understands) communication.
should my baby be when I introduce Baby Babble™?
Babble™ is recommended for children as young as 3 months of age.
Visually, little ones can to fix their gaze on the bright and colorful
objects in the video. They are encouraged to track objects with their
eyes from side to side (a skill that typically develops between 3 and 6
months of age). They are also encouraged to imitate facial expressions
and tongue movements. Auditorally, little ones are exposed to early
developing sounds and words. These sounds and words will stimulate
their minds in an effort to facilitate their ability to recognize and
later understand language.
Babble™ for typically developing babies or
Typically developing children and children with delays will both enjoy
Baby Babble™ and receive the benefits of speech and language
stimulation. Baby Babble™ introduces a continuum of speech and language
skills beginning with facial expressions and sounds, and then moving
into sign language and first words, and finally, phrases consisting of
two or more words. Baby Babble™ is intended to “meet” children at their
current level while encouraging them to move into the next level. Baby
Babble™ has such a wide age range (3 to 30 months) for this reason.
Children at various levels and stages are stimulated by different parts
of the video.
sign language delay my child from talking?
not! We introduce sign language because babies have the motor
capability to sign (or communicate with their hands) before they have
the skills and muscle coordination to speak. Children want to
communicate long before they can form words. Sign language can help
decrease communication frustrations. By speaking in response to your
child’s signs, little ones will learn verbal skills. As soon as they
have the ability to speak, their use of signs will diminish. Research
indicates that sign language increases babies’ verbal skills and IQ
later in life!
sounds should my child be saying?
pediatric speech language pathologists, this is the most common
question that parents of young children ask us. Children vary greatly
from one another in the timing of specific developmental milestones. Click
here to see a developmental chart that shows typical age ranges for
sound development in children. If you have further questions then
contact your pediatrician or local speech language pathologist.
words should my child be saying and understanding?
speech language pathologists, we assess language skills in two main
areas: expressive (what your child says) and receptive (what your child
understands). Both are important for verbal communication. Children
must first understand spoken language before they will be able to
here to a developmental chart that shows the typical age ranges
relating to specific expressive and receptive milestones. If you have
further questions then contact your pediatrician or local speech
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