Babbling Stage in Babies: Definition & Explanation


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What is the most common first babble sound babies make?

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1. Is it helpful when adults 'baby talk' to children?

2. When does babbling typically start?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of why babies babble and how this practice prepares them for the next stage of vocal development. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know common first sounds and at what age babies begin to babble.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify the first babbling sound a baby makes
  • Reasons why using 'baby talk' to children may or may not be helpful
  • The age when babbling begins
  • Whether babbling is inherent in all babies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how and why babies babble
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the sounds babies make in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the babbling stage of language development

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Babbling Stage in Babies: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define babbling
  • Explain the sounds babies make when they babble
  • Detail why babies babble
  • Describe how caregivers can help babies with language development