Cooing and babbling: how old am I?
Babies coo and babble for months before they begin to produce something that we would recognize as words. Did you know that their babbling changes as they get older? As they near their first birthday, babies’ babbling becomes more word-like. Do you think you can guess a baby’s age based on the babbles it makes? Stop by and try! Bring your baby or child with you: in the lab we’ve discovered that people of all ages enjoy hearing babies coo, babble, and laugh!
Researcher involved: Marisa Casillas, Max Planck Institute
Parents and children of all ages