The importance of parental responsiveness

My daughter is already one year old. She is really curious about the world around her and we try to stimulate her in any way. So, I became curious, about how the learning process is affected by the active role of parents. Several studies highlighted the importance of parents’ responsiveness for the language development inContinue reading “The importance of parental responsiveness”

Raising a bilingual child

I am living in a region where two languages are spoken. During the last months of pregnancy me and my partner talked a lot about the possibility of raising our child monolingual or bilingual. So, we read different books and several research papers. Here, I will cite the ones which were the most relevant forContinue reading “Raising a bilingual child”

Babies cry in their parents’ language

In 2009 Mample and collaborators published a paper regarding the language of infants’ cry. They analyzed the cries of 30 French and 30 German newborns. Babies were 3-4 days old, they were healthy, with normal hearing from a strictly monolingual (French or German) family background. Cry recordings were made during pain-free, normal mother-child interactions (whileContinue reading “Babies cry in their parents’ language”