September 5, 2018

A 2012 research study found that we start learning language before we are even born. 

Sensory and brain mechanisms for hearing are developed at 30 weeks of gestational age. Unborn babies listen to their mothers talk during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy and at birth can demonstrate what they’ve heard.

Author: Jane O’Brien
Source: The BBC
Estimated time to read: 05:10


This checklist presents the average age by which most babies accomplish a variety of early listening and communication skills. Parents and caregivers can use this checklist to track and discuss their child’s communication development with their child’s doctor.