Parents are often a child's very first teachers and those who actively play a part can have a great impact on the child's ability to communicate verbally. Talking to babies, and having fun with nursery rhymes and songs is a great way to lay the groundwork when it comes to learning speech.
While there is no magic formula to help your child talk, there are things you can do to help with your child’s development. The process of talking involves listening, understanding, thinking, wanting and needing to speak, and being able to coordinate all the right muscles.
Talking to babies everyday is important as babies learn to talk from listening to others. Communication should be fun and this is the essence of baby talk. Babble and baby talk is an essential step in early language development. Talking can easily fit into your daily routine.
If a child can start school with good speech and language skills they can maximise their full personal and social potential. These skills underpin all areas of a child’s development. If you think your child’s communication skills are not developing as they should discuss with your health visitor or your child’s nursery.