Teaching my boy how to speak is going to be a skill I need very soon.
Very often we start with baby talk with our little one, but is it a good way to start teaching them that way?
Seems like babies are like sponge, they learn very quickly and will mimic anything we do if we do it slowly and properly. So, we should speak to our baby just like we would speak to others, but in simple terms.
How to Teach Your Baby to Speak?
Language for Learning: Infants and Toddlers
How we interact with our babies is also very important.
We can start with descriptive language for them to learn. One important thing I learnt from the video below is to use positive language.
Instead of telling them “no”, we can tell them our expectations so that they can understand the reasons behind it when they are a little older.