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Newborn Speech, Language and Literacy
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Children begin developing speech and language skills the moment they're born. Newborns quickly begin to recognize important sounds in their environment, such as their parents' voices. As they grow, babies start recognizing the sounds that form language, like the way syllables, words, and sentences work. For toddlers and preschoolers, language takes off from there!
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