Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

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    Bath time can be play time!  Splash with your baby, and make up stories that involve the bath toys.

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Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

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    Everyday activities are opportunities to talk to your baby. When at the store, describe what you're seeing and doing. For example, "Look at the red apple."

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Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

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    Play talk and touch games. Ask "Where's your nose?" Then touch his nose and say playfully, "There's your nose!" Then switch to an ear, knee, foot, belly button!

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Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

Talking, reading and singing help build your baby's brain

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    Books can start a conversation. Talk about the book's pictures. You can point to things, name them and ask questions.

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Talking to your baby is one of the most important ways you can help build your baby’s brain. This may seem surprising, or at least not obvious.  After all, infants cannot talk and they do not seem to understand much.  However, talking, reading and singing help your baby:

  • Focus, listen and understand
  • Learn to talk
  • Connect to you – and help you connect to your baby

Explore these pages to learn why talking to your baby is important and for tips on how to engage your baby.

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Talk to your baby, their brains depend on it. Anytime. Anywhere. Talking, reading and singing build your baby's brain.


Talk to your baby, their brains depend on it. Anytime. Anywhere. Talking, reading and singing build your baby's brain.