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Can babies understand what we say?

In the book called The Happiest Baby on the Block, pediatrician Harvey Karp, M. D., says: “At around 2 to 3 months, babies start a very early form of conversation which we call ‘reciprocal interaction.’ If say coo; she coos. If you smile; she smiles.”

At our daycare, we’ve attempted to talk with a 3-month-old baby, you can view the conversation in the video posted above.

In the early months, your baby is like a visitor from a foreign country. He can’t speak your language or understand fully what you’re saying to him. But he’s a fast learner. Your baby started listening to your voice in the uterus (womb), and will recognise it after birth.

Once born, your baby begins tuning in to your voice and sentence patterns to work out what you’re saying. He is also starting to learn about more complicated concepts such as love, trust, time, and cause and effect. Babycentre

What is Bullying?

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From the Early Childhood Education and Training Program: “Family and Community relationships with a Focus on Bullying during the School-Age Years” of the New York State Office of children & Family Services (NYS-OCFS).

Aggressive behavior may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to

 There are many roles that kids can play. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness bullying. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. Sometimes kids may both be bullied and bully others or they may witness other kids being bullied. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent and respond to bullying. Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like on the playground or the bus. It can also happen travelling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood, or on the Internet.

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