Has been scientifically proven that a baby can recognise the mothers voice.
Before the child is born it can recognise words.
Music can develop a baby’s brain.
Stage 1: BASIC BIOLOGICAL NOISE STAGE (0-8 weeks)
Child expresses itself through crying.
They show reflexive responses and not conscious responses.
Child starts with vowel ‘A’ sounds.
They learn to control their air stream mechanism.
Stage 2: COOING & LAUGHING STAGE (8-20 weeks)
Make different cooing noises – e.g. ‘coo’, ‘goo’ ‘ga-ga’
Recognise parents faces and speech.
Towards the end of the stage they begin to string cooing noises.
They recognise language has a structure.
Learn to express themselves through laughing and chuckling.
Have control over their tongue.
Stage 3: VOCAL PLAY (20-30 weeks)
Begin to use consonant and vowel sounds.
Able to adjust pitch.
‘playing and experimenting’
Stage 4: BABBLING STAGE (25-50 weeks)
2 types of babbling sounds-