Look who’s talking!
At this stage you may have noticed a new found determination in your bundle of joy. When they spot something they want, they will try and try until they can reach it, whether it‘s a colourful toy or indeed your hair!
Help them to explore their world by sitting and playing with them, encouraging them to reach objects and surrounding them by toys and objects that they can lift up and examine.
You will have started to hear babbling from your little one, and they may be or will soon be able to repeat words like ‘Ba-Ba’ or ‘Ma-Ma’! At this stage the words may not have any meaning to them. Playing games, repeating words and looking at books together will improve your baby's language skills. Colourful and sturdy board books are a great start. Talking to your baby, using their name and describing what you are doing will really assist in their development.
Your baby loves playing games with you and will purposely drop objects for someone, probably you, to pick up. Try introducing new words, objects and games into the mix; this way baby will still enjoy the games, but will pick up new and easy words at the same time.