Parents and teachers often deal with issues of having children listen to them. During the embryonic development, babies can hear and recognise their mother’s voice at about 20 weeks. This is further developed with the mother’s songs and speech sounds. Beyond the child’s natural capacity to develop the listening skill with the help of the sounds acquired in the environment, parents and carers need to understand the totality of child development in order to facilitate the acquisition of refined impressions that are long lasting. Though listening comes naturally to all children, it needs to be given due attention from birth.
How children develop listening skills
At birth, children can accomplish wonders without efforts and quite unconsciously. Children are mostly born with a set of extensive ears by default. They pick up sound from the environment, perfect their phonemes with monotonous mimicking of the human speech sounds made around them.