The ABC’s of Language Development for your baby

Language Development

A child learns through imitation, the activities that children observe their parents doing, fascinates them and more often than not, they try to copy their parents. This means that babies will follow mum as she does the housework and “help” dad to repair the car! They may even try using the computers, laptops and mobile phones. For proper development of language skills it is important that adults talk to their child a lot and encourage him to repeat key words and phrases. Speaking toys are ideal during the early stages of life when babies are extremely receptive and learn quickly and easily to repeat even the sounds of a foreign language.

Modern technology allows us to be able to purchase toys that help our babies further develop and grow. Chicco offer two toys that aid babies in the development of their language skills. The first of these toys being, the Chicco “Talking Farm”. This is an educational and interactive toy that teaches children to recognise animal sounds, names and colours. The toy is ideal for development of the child’s linguistic and mnemonic skills and is also 100% bilingual (English and Italian). Purchasing the Talking Farm will mean that your baby will not only be exposed to two languages but will be able to learn even if his parents are not around to talk and interact with him.

The second toy that Chicco offers for language development, is the “Talking Garden Table”. This bilingual electronic activity table features many fun games that help your child to learn words in English and in Italian. The toy will help your child to discover the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colours, opposites and textures, along with first words (due to the nursery rhymes and fun characters). You baby will also be exposed to music as this toy plays melodies, sound effects and songs! This fun and educational toy can be used as a table whilst your baby stands or detached and used on the floor.

For more information please feel free to contact us: http://www.chicco.co.za/contact