Babies are determined athletes, daily pushing themselves to the limit. They are also true scientists, constantly testing their understanding. Linguists too. Who of us could learn a complicated language from scratch, after first figuring out that sounds coming from people are different from other sounds? And before that, realising that people are different from other objects! A baby’s whole being is reaching out to connect, to learn. If we were not so accustomed to this miracle, each child we see would amaze us.
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