YA author Lauren McLaughlin recently posted a video of herself and her new daughter, babbling gleefully at each other.
Okay, okay, it's a great excuse for an adorable video, but Lauren makes a good point in her post about the basics of language. Sure, it's a cute baby and we all go awwwwwww, but important things are happening in Addie's little baby brain. Reading doesn't happen in a vacuum, but builds directly on early language development.
Her other good point is how exciting it all is. For baby, for mom and dad, this is the most amazing babble in the history of the world.
Have you babbled at your baby today?