Even when you baby is first born…..as seen below….the picture of my beautiful niece, Gianna……you can begin to enhance expressive language development. When your infant is awake…alert and responsive….talk to her. Be sure to use a sing-song voice….changing yor pitch and intonation when talking to your little one.
Language is on the left side of the brain and music is on the right. When we tap into the music and language areas of the brain simultaneously…we are stimulating more than one area of her brain…which in return helps her with language development. Now….when your little one starts to coo…..coo back to her….pause and wait to see/hear her response.
At a very early age your little one is learning to communicate. When you coo….and then pause..when she coos back to you….she is saying “Mama….talk to me some more”. Smiling…..making eye contact….turning her head to hear your voice…..responding to your vocalizations with a smile or a coo is her way of communicating to you. Early language in infants is observed through her ability to coo, respond to your vocalizations with sounds and body movements, a smile, eye contact and turning her head to find her mama when she hears your voice.
Hope this was helpful!
Have fun with your little one or big one!