This week’s focus is on verbal skills. Don’t down play goo goo ga ga. It is an important step of language development called babbling. In babbling you notice that your child’s patterns mimic moods and modes in her life.

Favorite nursery songs

Songs and music will sink into your child’s memory and last a lifetime. Sing familiar nursery rhymes and songs often! “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider”, “This Little Piggy” and “Ride Little Horsey” are popular “old favorites”! What are some other songs your child enjoys?

Real word

Your child is becoming much more talkative by now and is still learning new words. Listen as your child babbles away. Eventually you will hear a new word that is a “real word.” Repeat the word and praise your child.