Learning at Home: Conversations with Babies Activity

Mother holding a talking baby

Here’s an activity that’s easy to do any time of the day, anywhere that you and your baby might be. All you have to do is have a conversation with your little one.

What You Need

  • Nothing

How to Do this Activity

Look at your baby and talk with her during daily routines. Talk about body parts and identify objects, daily events, and people and places in her life. Explain what’s happening — “You’re getting your diaper changed” or “We’re walking together in the park.” Describe what will happen next — “I’m going to get you a clean diaper and help you get dressed” or “It’s almost time to go home.” You can also sing songs!

What Your Child Learns

Through this activity, babies begin to acquire language. They learn that language is one of the vehicles of communicating and connecting with others. Through your interest and attention, they also learn valuable lessons about themselves — they are people deserving of respect and value.

Written by: Bright Horizons Education Team

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