Babies' brain doubles in size in their first year of life and will be four fifths the size of an adult brain by their third birthday. In those first thousand days, 80% of neural connections will be made. The language environment babies experience makes all the difference to their development during this period of tremendous growth.
Responsive communication will play a vital role in that process. Here at Talking Matters, we are passionate about sharing the magic of early brain development and the significance of “serve and return”. Our mission is supporting all the adults in children’s lives to create and sustain the language-rich environments that, literally, build babies’ brains.
Some of us get really geeky over the science; others view it mostly as a process of human connection and love; some cannot separate matters of culture and identity from the scientific facts. And all of us are right.