First Words

The Atlantic has an interesting article on the baby’s first words:

A lot of kids have this disconcerting all-over-the-placeness with their early vocalizations,” says Michael Tomasello, a developmental psychologist at Duke University who studies the emergence of language and communication in babies and primates. There’s a gradualness to early words, he says. “Even things that someone would call a word, kids still use them in situations that are a bit baffling.”

Well worth the read.

My baby is starting to say “yes” (I think.)