Are you looking forward to the day your baby says “mom” or “dad”? Find out when babies start talking and learn how to improve your child’s language development. When your child begins to “talk”, he is showing off his nascent language skills. Of course, you have no idea what they are saying, but this gibberish will eventually lead to real words.
Chattering also gives you a glimpse into their cognitive development as they memorize and repeat sounds, spend time thinking about what they want to “say” and learn to use verbal and non-verbal actions. Chatting also has a social component. Long before your child says a word, he learns the rules of language and socialization by watching you. Babies see how you react to sounds and watch you take turns talking to others.
Through this, they learn languages and imitate how others verbally communicate with them. Your child’s verbal skills will develop in stages as their vocal apparatus matures and they learn to interact with their environment, Artemenko says. First, vowel sounds at birth turn into “work” and “gus” at the age of 2 to 3 months. Walking begins at about 4 months of age.