Offer your child objects that are safe to put in their mouth, like wooden spoons or plastic cups. Talk about what they’re doing as they put the objects in their mouth or move them. Even if they can’t yet speak, they’re supported by your voice and interest in their actions.
See what your child is learning
At this age, one of the most important ways your child learns about the world is by exploring objects with their mouth. As you talk about what they’re doing, as well as the color, shape, and size of the objects, you’re sharing vocabulary to use for these experiences.