Did you know baby hears and listens to you? This is great because it helps build language development. Here are some skills and tips for hearing and listening development.
Skill: Baby may coo in response to your voice.
Tip: Help keep baby’s hearing/listening engaged by narrating your day.
Skill: Baby notices toys that make sounds.
Tip: Help baby by listening to music and playing with sound toys.
Skill: Baby can identify sounds, such as animal or car sounds.
Tip: Help baby connect words to images by reading picture books.
Skill: Baby gestures with sounds to communicate wants and needs.
Tip: Help two-way communication by responding to baby’s sounds.
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