Real Life Matchup

Baby Toddler Playtime

Match pictures to the real objects. After looking at a picture of an apple, for example, let your child touch and smell one. Describe what they’re doing. “You’re feeling the smooth red apple. Look, here it is in the picture” Go back and forth and create a conversation.

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Babies take in information through their senses. When you let them make connections between real objects and pictures by using their senses, you help them understand the world around them. You’re also introducing them to new words in a fun way through a back-and-forth conversation.

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