Baby Talk

Babies love language! Through these fun and simple activities, your baby will practice important communication skills.
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Babies’ eyes shine when we talk, sing, and read to them. Using a variety of tools (songs, nursery rhymes, poetry, and books), I’ll expose babies to new words, phonetic sounds, and joyful stories. Babies will play and have fun as we sing songs, read books, and just talk. We’ll also communicate through non-verbal gestures such as smiling, waving, clapping, and laughing. We’ll have loads of fun interacting with one another.

Materials

- Assortment of books and nursery rhymes

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Talking – I’ll explain the activities we do together to your baby. Talking to babies about diapering, feeding, and playing helps them learn about the world around them. This is a simple activity that exposes babies to lots of vocabulary.
Singing – Singing is a soothing activity that encourages language development. I’ll spend time singing lullabies and simple songs. Favorites include “Hush Little Baby,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Bah Bah Black Sheep” and much more.
Reading – Babies love bouncy rhymes. We’ll read books like “Jazz Baby” by Lisa Wheeler that engage babies with fun, delightful rhymes. I’ll recite nursery rhymes like “Hickory Dickory Dock” and “Jack and Jill” as well as small bits of poetry to expose babies to phonetic sounds. When reading books, I’ll use a dramatic voice to make stories come alive and share a love of reading!
Body Language – Much of our language is non-verbal. I’ll encourage language development through smiling, laughing, and direct eye contact. Gestures such as waving and clapping also communicate non-verbal messages. We’ll have loads of fun as we learn to communicate together!