Thursday, March 29, 2012

Raspberries do a Baby Good!

"Razzies really teach babies how to regulate their voice, how to turn it on and off, change the volume and the pitch. It shows them how to navigate the diaphragm, mouth, lips and tongue," explains Tara Kehoe, speech and language pathologist and manager of the Speech and Language Department at Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley Region in Villa Park.
...and it's so darn cute, too!
Katie's become quite the little expert. She can even perform this adorable motor-boat sound with or without spit! Best of all, she seems to enjoy the element of surprise. Like when she eagerly opened her mouth for a spoon full of green beans, and gleefully raspberried it right back at me! (Next time I'm wearing the bib!)
P.S. Have a cute picture of your little ones? Send it my way. Be happy to post it!
Love and love, 
Bubbie and Katie
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  1. Interesting! I never thought about the educational aspects of raspberries, but all babies love it when they learn to make them.

  2. It also must be a baby thing, because I do try to raspberry back and it's pretty weak! Guess it's one of those, "if you don't use it, you lose it!"