My baby’s developing language
Naming things your child points to is one powerful way to support language development. You also help build their language when you notice and respond to their gestures, describe their actions, sing, and play rhyming games.
Babies love “serve and return” experiences (those back-and-forth interactions when your baby does something and you respond to it). Babies may not use words, but they do participate in conversations by using gestures, sounds, and smiles. Be sure to watch and respond to their cues! As children grow, language makes it easier for them to explain their feelings, to make friends, to solve problems peacefully and to learn new things.