TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO TALK by C. Van Riper

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO TALK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A pleasantly informal, but instructive, analysis of how a child learns to talk and of the intelligent approach in aiding this development. From the first sounds, on to howlin babbling, the combination of verbal and gesture responses, first words and imitation, baby talk and on to teen-age slang and non-stop conversation, this manages a light touch on its subject, gives guide-posts to what to look for in basic speech skills and vocal play, and the preventives for speech disorders. It's good coverage of a fascinating, if little understood, growth, and its warning of defective speech from the wrong techniques used in efforts to help is a wise and useful addition to parental lore. Worthwhile for new parents and interesting for old hands.

Publisher: Harper