Almost everything is new to your child in their first year. So describe what you see. —“There goes the yellow school bus. Beep beep!” Let them see, hear, smell, and even touch things, if possible. Notice what they’re interested in and have a back-and-forth chat. —“You see the big tree? What else do you see?”
See what your child is learning
When you chat back-and-forth with your child, you help them begin to learn words. They’re making connections between words and what they represent. This is an important language skill. By responding to their interests, you’re prompting them to learn more.