Repeat After Me

What to do:

  1. Imitate a baby by repeating his sounds. Sounds most likely to occur at this stage are: la, ba, be, ah, da, ha, he, ma, ka, pa. He loves to communicate and will find a special joy in having you listen to what he has to “say.”
  2. Change roles and say a simple word, such as “water.” See if he will repeat the word, which may sound like “wawa.” Say, “great” and hug him – don’t worry about the sounds not exactly matching the word. Eventually he’ll say it properly.