Language Development: Ten tips

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Ten tips to support your child's language skills

We have ten tips for helping support your child's language skills from Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez:

  1. Talk, talk, talk! - Your baby is learning lots from you talking even when they can't quite understand the words yet

  2. Make it a dialogue - If your baby babbles, then babble back! Try to have conversations with your baby by repeating the sounds that they are making in their current development stage

  3. Hands on! - Get involved in your child's play, and get them involved in your activities

  4. Build it up! - Build up from what they are doing. Repeat back what they