“Did you know that, “Right at birth, babies can tell the difference between most vowels and consonants in every language in the world”? (p. 65). In addition to this, “babies already prefer listening to their native language rather than to a foreign one—a truly extraordinary finding which implies that language learning starts in utero [in the womb]” (p. 64). In fact, rather than starting off as a tabula rasa (blank slate), a baby’s brain is ready to investigate and interact with the world, like a “true Sherlock Holmes in diapers” (p. 61).”
Read more about it here: https://creation.com/born-ready
Picture from: https://pixabay.com/photos/baby-eyes-learning-to-look-child-1332209/ accessed 12/6/22.