The more you talk to your child, the richer your child’s vocabulary will be. Talk throughout the day. Have conversations all the time.
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Young babies (0-12 months) are figuring out how things work. They explore books and toys with their eyes, hands, and mouth to find out what they are and what they do. Find books and toys that your baby can: shake and make sounds with, mouth and grab, touch and squeeze.
Help your children enjoy books by having them participate while you read. For example, you can ask them to join in by saying a repeated phrase.
Young babies from 0-12 months learn to be good communicators when their caregivers respond to their sounds and actions. Talk with your baby! Copy your babies sounds and listen to see what sounds he or she makes in response.
After you read a story together with your child a few times, let your child tell or ‘read’ it back to you. This helps them understand how stories work and helps their comprehension when they read.