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Babytalk benefit

PARENTS should spend half an hour a day in a quiet place talking and playing with their young children as this will have a dramatic effect on their language development and IQ, says Dr Sally Ward, a speech therapist.

In her book, Babytalk,she outlines how speech should develop from birth to the age of four and advises on how to make the most of playtime. She cautions against talking too fast and an over-

enthusiastic approach towards correcting children's speech.

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