With a block and a small container your baby can learn position words.
Play the “Where’s that?” game with your baby once he learns to point.
Purposely pick up your baby’s favorite book upside down and start to read.
Surround your baby with board books as he sits on the floor.
Repeat the sounds your baby makes, then make some of your own to expand his repertoire.
Create a book for your child with different pictures of her favorite things.
Your baby will giggle and coo when you play this variation on "peek-a-boo."
You can play games with your baby to increase her body awareness and vocabulary. Eventually, as she comes to understand the names for her body parts, she’ll be able to find them on Scout too.
Put two objects in front of your baby and ask her to give you the one you name.
Reading to your baby introduces her to new words and conveys the importance of books and literacy. Get the most out of reading with your child with these tips.
Play with your voice to show your baby the difference between loud & soft and high-pitched & low-pitched sounds.
Reading or reciting nursery rhymes introduces babies to the rhythm of language. Long before your baby can utter a word, much less rhyme words, he can listen to rhymes and start to internalize the patterns in language. And babies love predictable language, which explains why you’ll tire of a rhyme long before he does!
Encourage your child's speech development.
Help your child's vocabulary grow.
Is your baby chewing, not reading, his books? Find out why you should still read to him everyday.
Talking to your baby helps her learn to speak.
Playing echo games will get your child ready to say real words.
Babies love to hear the same story over and over again, and they learn from repetition.
Help your baby understand the many uses of language and speech.
Make conversation of coos and giggles.
Not too long ago, young babies were described as having few competencies at birth. We now know that they are capable of so much! Newborns can distinguish sounds such as those in repeated syllables (like the da in da-da-da) or in words without repeated syllables (like the word sister).
Common nursery rhymes provide opportunities for your baby to pick up new vocabulary.
Start reading to your child from day one and you'll accumulate hundreds of hours of literacy experience by kindergarten!
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