Play the “Where’s that?” game once your baby learns to point.
Once your baby begins to point at objects, play the “Where’s that?” game. Your baby will delight in showing you all the things she knows! In every room you walk with baby, ask her to point to objects you name: “Where’s the crib? Where’s the bear?”
Once your baby has learned to point out familiar objects, start asking for objects she may not know. When she looks around unable to find what you’ve named (for example, a vase), point to it enthusiastically and say “There’s the vase!” as if you’ve just found it yourself. Your baby will think it’s fun but he’ll also be learning new words.