• Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Teaching Your Baby to Speak
    Teaching Your Baby to Speak Q-tip The social months from about five months old until stranger anxiety grows toward the end of the year are a great time to introduce your baby to different people: not just grownups, but other children as well. Ta...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Calm Down
    Calm DownTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions To get your child to listen to you, get down on their eye level and speak slowly while making eye contact. Keep what you have to say simple and short. Extensions The next time you are shop...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Early Conversations
    Early ConversationsTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions Babies are fascinated with faces and voices, and your first communications are through the sounds you make and the nearness of your face. It doesn't matter what you say, as long a...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Buzzy Bee
    Buzzy BeeTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions Communications can be fun when they are silly. While holding your baby on your lap, move your fingers around in the air and make a buzzing sound. Make thebuzzy bee land on your baby's tummy ...