Infancy and Language Development Inside a Mother’s Fragile Womb

Infancy and Language Development Inside a Mother’s Fragile Womb

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It is surprising to know that a baby’s early language development begins inside a mother’s fragile womb. Prior to being born, your baby has lots of nice and fruitful experiences and opportunities within a  mother’s safest haven for nine months. This was the amazing conclusion of Dr. Patrick Kuhl. He says that a baby can hear audibly his or her mother’s soothing voice and she can excellently comprehend a human inflection and uniquely adopts the kind of language, which is being spoken by mothers. It has been significantly discovered that a baby can readily recognize the native tongue of his mother and by another person, just a few hours after birth. The main reason why infants have a sensitive voice recognition capacity is because our voice is amplified by the body and it can be heard by them inside the utero. Babies can sense  the sounds that they hear.  Hence, the gradual development of language begins from different speech patterns and rhythms in the womb. This is her or his primary language.


Early language development can be taught even before you give birth.  It is triggered by fetus’ sensitivity wherein any kind of stimulation could gravely affect your baby. Based on the scientific studies, the so-called EEG sensors which are innovatively designed to search for neural traces of  memory inside the utero and then the sound repetition process are tremendously integrated in your baby’s memory. Moreover, replicated sounds activate a baby’s memory. To explain, when an infant is exposed to a particular sound all over again the memory stimulates its recognition. Consequently, the infant’s brain  waves’ pattern will identify her memory of a given recognized sound.

Did you know that an infant’s language development involves word recognition and its accompanying variations? This was the result of another cognitive related experiment by Eino Partanen, a cognitive neuroscientist. He said that an infant’s neural signals allow him or her to gradually identify different sounds even those vowels which are visible when the memory traces them in your baby upon his delivery. In addition, ten weeks before his birth the baby will utilize almost all her senses to learn about her inner world. Ultrasound tests have shown that an infant will react to different sounds by kicking, moving and dancing around your delicate womb. She lifts herself up and down when she hears her mother laugh. Thus, her little fingers can suck her thumb stretch her limbs, grasp her lower extremities and have adequate coordinations to hold her umbilical cord carefully.

Interestingly, a baby’s language development inside a mother’s move is also demonstrated by his or her sucking abilities to produce a vowel sound. Therefore, talk to your baby frequently, play some good music and expose your angel to different sounds of life to nurture his or her verbal and non-verbal skills to have a genius child  of which you can be proud of.

Cheryle Baviera

I am a Filipina blogger who loves to write anything under the sun. Though i was born with physical limitations, success is always a motivating factor for me to soar high like an eagle in any endeavor that i choose to engage in.

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