The Role of Baby Talk in a Child’s Development

For so many years, people have considered ‘motherese’ or baby talk to be silly or fun, but researchers have recently disclosed its importance. The study has been published in the journal, Cell Biology by researchers at Princeton Baby Laboratory. According to the researchers, “Baby talk is more than simply ‘cooing’ with the baby. It plays a major role in development of the child.” The incomprehensible language with the adults helps the child to grasp all language complexities. It allows them to connect with the people and the world around. The new study has shown that motherese is a ‘universal form of communication’ in different languages, mostly used by mothers. It’s just that mommies use different timbres (tonal quality) while [...]