This is an important time to help your baby’s language grow. To help your baby make the most of the activities, get rid of any background noise by turning off the TV or radio. Try the activities when you and your baby are in a good mood.

There is more variation in language development than in any other area of a child’s development. If you try some of these ideas and your baby doesn’t seem quite ready for them, give them a rest and try again in a few weeks to see if they’re ready then.