Friday, August 7, 2009
How to Teach Your Baby to Talk
One among outstanding topics that most parents are usually discussed is when their babies can talk. They are also eager / concerned to know what is their babies' first word? Of course, even you, if the first word of your baby is "Ma Ma" or "Da Da", you will certainly be happy, won't you? Here below are some interesting tips that will probably help you to learn how to teach your baby to talk.
Generally, most babies started learning and being able to hear any sounds since he/she was in you. Therefore, you may start reading as many babies books as you can and talking to your baby while you were pregnant. Reading and speaking out loudly would be much helpful for your baby's earlier learning process.
When your baby was born, you can also talk with him/her everyday at any time; i.e. when laying him/her down, changing his/her diaper, feeding time, etc. Besides, you can do it every opportunities; for example, during your driving, you may tell him/her where you are going to.
When introducing new words to your baby, you may have to speak clearly, correctly and slowly. When talking, don't forget to look into his/her eyes as you will be able to notice his/her reaction whether he/she is interested in your words or not. If so, he/she may watch your mouth intently and try to imitate the sound accordingly.
You may use books with simple and colorful pictures to attract his/her interest. Explain him/her what the words mean.
Singing songs to him/her as frequently as you can may help him/her to better understanding for some words in the songs.
Praise him/her a lot when he/she starts making a new sound. You may clap or cheer him/her or do whatever makes him/her happy. He/she will certainly keep trying to do so.
While you are trying to teach your baby to talk, don't push him/her too hard. Give him/her some more times to practice.
In conclusion, please be so proud that you are your baby's first teacher and are certainly the best teacher teaching your baby to talk wonderfully at the beginning of his/her life.