Bringing a child into your life is an exciting journey full of love, laughter, and—above all—those first words. Children's language development is an amazing journey that starts long before they say "mama" or "dada." Their communication with you and the environment around them is a complex dance of noises, gestures, and expressions, all of which are essential to understanding. the starting point of this trip? Sounds—those initial coos and babbles and, yes, even mocking renditions of the “vroom” and “woof” of an automobile or dog.