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Can you imagine how difficult it must be for a baby to figure out where one word ends and another begins when she hears, 'Doyouthinkwecanstopatmymothersonthewayhome?'
Did you realize that when you are the speaker in a conversation, it is polite to look off to the side every so often so as not to bombard the listener with both your voice and your gaze?
Read stories to your baby from early infancy and watch her attend to your face while on your lap and to the pictures you point to in the book. TJOL, The Basics: What EVERY Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know, p. 51