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But your life is busy. You have a young child -- a child who needs to be bathed, dressed, fed, and nurtured. And when you're not caring for your little one, there's your housework, shopping, cooking, and laundry. Perhaps there's a job, too -- and the resulting runs to the sitter and daycare. And you're also supposed to teach your baby to talk?
Welcome to Dorothy Dougherty's life. And guess what? She taught her babies to talk! A practicing speech/language specialist, she's still teaching babies to talk. And now she wants to teach you how to teach your baby to talk -- without disrupting your busy life. What tools will you need? Just your daily routine -- your errands about town, your trips to the supermarket, and your chores around the house. No flashcards, no special equipment, no time squeezed out of an already overburdened schedule.
In How to Talk to Your Baby, Dorothy Dougherty will show you how to enhance your baby's language development using a system that incorporates the five proven teaching methods of naming, describing, comparing, explaining, and giving directions. Instead of cursing your to-do's for taking you away from your child, you can turn them into special times of sharing. How to Talk to Your Baby will help you turn the supermarket into a super classroom, will make the playground a learning ground -- and will give your child a gift that will prove invaluable throughout life.
"A seasoned speech pathologist shows parents how to enhance their children's lives by talking to them."
|A Word About Gender||xv|
|1.||Language and Communication||1|
|2.||How Babies Learn to Talk||7|
|3.||Creating a Language-Rich Environment||15|
|4.||The Five Methods of Language Learning||27|
|5.||At the Supermarket||43|
|6.||At the Playground||49|
|7.||In the Car||55|
|8.||Around the Home||61|
|9.||The Stages of Language Development||71|
|B.||Resources for Parents and Caregivers||99|