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Babble With Your Baby! Those Adorable Coos Are the Start of Language

There’s more to a goo-goo, ga-ga than meets the ears! All those little gurgles and noises are a major workout for a baby, and while your infant may be months away from their very first spoken word, you can think of those babbles as practice sessions. What can you do to help your baby stay excited about talking? “Babble back,” says KinderCare Education’s Cheryl Flanders. “You will be a hero to your baby!” Watch to learn more!

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Meet Cheryl.

Principal. Teacher. Curriculum developer. Accreditation expert. There are few jobs Cheryl Flanders hasn’t held during her 30-plus years in education. (She even helped start a tiny village school in Kenya that today has 10 classrooms and 280 students.) Today, in her role as KinderCare Education’s Instructional Support Manager, she oversees all aspects of teacher preparation, including professional development days. “My passion is inspiring, encouraging, and helping teachers see the world the way children see the world,” Flanders says. She holds a Masters in Education Administration.

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