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Babies learn from the words they hear around them. The more you talk and interact, the faster your infant acquires speech and language skills.
• Read books to your infant in a slow clear voice to help your infant develop a rich vocabulary.
• Sing songs to your baby providing finger play and gestures.
• Repeat words. Nothing is better than repetition when trying to improve your toddler’s speech.
• Encourage gestural communication like waving, raising arms, and pushing things away.
• Show your baby how to connect sounds like ’mamama’, ‘dadada’, or ‘gagaga’. Use different tones of voice.
These activities will help your child learn words and go a long way toward language development.
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