How babies learn by listening to the world around them

Did you know that your baby's hearing starts developing 16 weeks into pregnancy?

That means they've been hearing your voice since before they were born.

Watch the animation to find out more about the importance of listening to young babies.

Cartoon baby in the womb.

Even before birth, your baby has been listening to you speak.

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