From babbling to real words.
Approximately 6 months to 1 year old.
This video looks at that exciting stage when your baby is starting to babble and showing you how to encourage their first attempts at real words!
The video is divided into 3 main sections.
It’s important to see things from your baby's point of view when chatting and playing. Find out how watching and waiting helps you to focus in on all the ways in which your baby is trying to communicate with you. Learn how to let them lead the way when you're interacting together.
Once you're letting your baby show you the way in your playtime its time to add some language in! This is how your child will learn to understand and use their first words. Discover simple tips on how small changes in the way you talk can make big differences to the way your baby start their language learning.
This part gives parents practical ideas and activities to try with their child that will really boost talking and listening skills. You’ll learn how to use books in ‘Love Books, Love Learning’ and songs in ‘Songs for Today, Words for Life’ in a way that is specifically aimed at your baby's stage of language development.
You’ll then find 3 further games to play - a ‘Listening Activity’, an ‘Understanding Language Activity’ and a ‘Talking Activity’ – all of which are the types of interaction games that speech and language therapists would use for babies approaching their first words.