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    Certainly it's not "baby language" but sometimes we should encourage to make an effort in order to understand a simple idea.

    By the way, babies also profit from clear simple concepts, they don't need to be talked to in a "completely different language".

    Prof. Erika Hoff, a developmental psychologist at Florida Atlantic University, said parents should not restrict their conversations to simplistic baby talk. Rich and complex language, with adjectives and subordinate clauses, helped them to learn the complex structure of language. "Children cannot learn what they don't hear," she said.
    Source: Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show
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    I remembered that I didn't share the Venezuelan option:

    "No te metas con las figuritas del pesebre". There is a more regional version that even Spanish speakers won't understand, but this is pretty clear.

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    It's a little like our saying: Different strokes for different folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reminder View Post
    Certainly it's not "baby language" but sometimes we should encourage to make an effort in order to understand a simple idea.

    By the way, babies also profit from clear simple concepts, they don't need to be talked to in a "completely different language".

    Prof. Erika Hoff, a developmental psychologist at Florida Atlantic University, said parents should not restrict their conversations to simplistic baby talk. Rich and complex language, with adjectives and subordinate clauses, helped them to learn the complex structure of language. "Children cannot learn what they don't hear," she said.
    Source: Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show
    That's interesting Reminder. I have a 3 year old...nearly 4...who is being raised in a Spanish-speaking household but is learning English in kinder. I try to help her with her English homework and teach her simple words in English. Since her native tongue is Spanish this make me wonder if she could absorb more complex English at her age?
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    Yes, and it also makes me think of Flaubert and his warning: "Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers." ("Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles: la dorure en reste aux mains.")

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    “The earlier they're introduced to a second language, the easier it will be for them to pick it up,” says Naomi Steiner M.D., developmental and behavioral pediatrician.

    I especially like the "informative" movie with John Travolta: Look Who's Talking. I adore it!!!

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