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Chapter 6: Communication
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Communication happens whenever:
- one person sends a message, and
- another person receives the message and responds.
A baby begins to communicate at birth, long before he learns to talk. Before a child can have a conversation with other people, he needs to learn many simple communication skills, like:
Give it to me.
|1. understanding simple words
|2. using gestures|
|3. saying simple words||4. using short sentences|
All these communication skills help a child feel close to his family. Later, these skills will help him learn to play with other children.