Babies can distinguish their native language and accent at as early as five months. Ed Yong reviewed on several child development studies...

From 4 to 6 months, infants react when a muted video clip of a person speaking changes language. Babies generally lose this ability at 8 months unless they are expose to multiple languages. Another study showed a child's ability to gesture at 14 months can predict their vocabulary a age 4 and 5. These findings suggest it is important to spend time with your baby and use visual cues and gestures to help them gain skills early on.
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first language and accent
Early Childhood Gesture and Affluence


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