Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day! (handout)
Download the caregiver handout to learn more about your baby by watching for developmental milestones. Smiling, cooing, and babbling are just a few. Your baby will show you many more milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves! Look for your child’s milestones regularly and share his progress with the doctor at every well-child visit.
It’s never too early to start talking, reading, and singing with your baby. Talking back and forth with your baby by responding to her smiles, coos, and babbling helps your baby learn language. Learning language helps your baby learn lots of other important skills.
If you are ever worried about your child’s development, don’t wait! Acting early can make a big difference. Remember, you know your child best. Talk with your child’s doctor if you have concerns. Get tips to help you prepare at cdc.gov/Concerned.