Asking questions encourages your baby to speak. It shows them you’re interested and paying attention to them. You can help your baby practice new words by chatting every day.
A good place to start is ‘Where’s your…?’ questions.
Sit with your child in front of you.
Ask “Where’s your nose?” and encourage them to point.
Join in to show them what you mean.
When they have the hang of this, try asking other questions like “Where’s my nose?” or “How many fingers?”. Your baby will know their own name even if they can’t say it. Questions that use their name will get their attention.
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This game will help your baby understand that they are a person and recognise their own body parts.