Take a look at this video which is about 5 mins long - it's all about the critical importance of exposing babies and under 3's to a rich and varied vocabulary and how important that is. This video started me thinking about a few things:
1: Background music in infant and toddler rooms - how much does that hinder language and the ability to hear vocabulary - what's it's purpose and should it be actively discouraged?
2. Using taped singing for music sessions - music and singng so important to increase children's vocabulary - the study in the video said that tv had no impact on increasing children's vocabulary. Would taped singing have a similar outcome? Do children need to see and hear our mouth and tongue muscles working to form words and sounds.
3. What impact does technology, particularly hand-held devices have on parents ability to communicate with babies - are we texting instead of talking?