When you’re having a snack, talk with your child about what you’re doing. “When I bite an apple, it makes a crunch sound. When you have teeth, you’ll eat apples too” If they respond or reach for it and it is safe, let them touch it. “It feels smooth, doesn’t it”
See what your child is learning
When you talk to your child, the part of their brain that processes sound lights up, helping them make sense of what their hearing. It also sparks the action part of their brain, which gets them ready to say words. Although they can’t talk yet, this simple activity is helping them learn how to talk!