What Did Your Baby Say

What Did Your Baby Say

What Did Your Baby Say - Developing Your Childs Communication Skills | Tips on - Find TipsInfants communicate through sounds, facial expressions and gestures. Children begin to express themselves from the moment they are born. They start with crying and move onto sounds, smiles and hand motions. Those first few words and gurgles are hard for anyone to understand. Read this article and learn what to make of the sounds that your baby is emitting.

From the day that your baby is born up until about their first month, a child uses reflexes to communicate. Their mouth may move, their eyes can blink or they may flail their arms. These actions are important since the baby’s vocal cords have not yet developed.

During the next few months your child will be able to form associations. When they see a bottle they may start to make sucking noises to indicate that they are ready to eat. At this point, around four months, they will start to make sounds known as consonant sounds.

During the next four-to-eight months the baby will move their hands and mouth to express their thoughts. They also begin to learn different sounds through mimicking others voices. They start to combine sounds of consonants and vowels to make words.

By the end of the first year a child’s communication skills greatly advances. The child begins to copy others’ movements and words. Children now are able to use words to describe what they want or what they see. It is at this time that parents need to watch what they say around their children!

As a parent you should help your child explore their world and learn to communicate through words. Use some of these techniques to help them communicate verbally.

Talk to your child using a high-pitched voice. Research shows that babies respond better to a higher voice as opposed to a normal speaking or singing voice. Even though your child may not understand what you are saying, talk to them. You can look them directly in the eyes and explain to them what you are doing at the moment or what is happening around them.

Take your child out of the house to interact with the world. The more that they see, the more they will be able to assimilate. Reading to your baby also helps them learn words, colors and numbers. Plus, children who are read to tend to enjoy reading later on in life.

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