Infant language development
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146: Improving Infant Language Development – Easily Actionable Tips How to Talk to an Infant

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Infant language development is an important topic and in an earlier episode of First Time Mum’s Chat, I talked about how to talk to an infant. I’m very passionate about this subject and I’ve been on the lookout for an expert who lives and breathes infant language development for a long time.

 My search is over and in this week’s episode I’m revisiting infant language development with certified Academic Language Practitioner, Sarah Scheldt who supports families in this area.

During our chat you’ll hear Sarah talk about:-

  • How you can start creating infant language development that leads to literacy development as early as the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy instead of waiting until after birth.
  • Why you need to use your regular speech style when learning how to talk to an infant and why you must avoid the use of ‘baby talk’.
  • The importance of helping to develop their phonemic awareness using rhythms and melodies during infant language development.
  • The importance of encouraging your little one to develop their imagination to help them evolve into better problem solvers.

And much more…

I’ve also included some links to other First Time Mum’s Chat episodes below which you will find of assistance if you are experiencing challenges with postnatal anxiety or depression.

Links Mentioned in the Episode

First Time Mum’s Chat Episode 131 – How to Interact With a Newborn – Why is it Important to Talk to Your Baby

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About Sarah Scheldt

Sarah Scheldt

Sarah Scheldt is a certified Academic Language Practitioner, speaker, writer, coach, and veteran educator with over 20 years of experience.

Her work has allowed her to support children with various learning needs, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia in both traditional and homeschool settings.

It is her goal that every child and family feels valued, and that success is possible.

Sarah also works as a transformational coach and speaker for women. She believes in the power of having a growth mindset, creating a vision for the life you want, living with passion, and finding joy in each day.

Through her talk, “Turning Obstacles into Opportunities”, she helps women reconnect with themselves, their vision, and their goals, so they can show up more authentically and live the life they desire, while creating a legacy for their kids they can be proud of.

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