Speaking to the Womb

A recent study indicates that babies start learning language before they are born.  Newborn children have shown awareness for both voices and language spoken by their parents and other voices they were exposed to during their last trimester in the womb. Babies would better respond to voices that they had heard in the womb than to voices of strangers and would prefer languages they had heard in the womb rather than a new language. This continues past childhood, gully grown adults who were adopted from a foreign country had an easier time adopting the language that their birth nation spoke.

Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/well/family/language-lessons-start-in-the-womb.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FLanguage%20and%20Languages&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection

Picture: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/02/16/well/family/well-family-prenatal/well-family-prenatal-superJumbo.jpg


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