Today we’ll continue talking about typical language development for children 6-12 months old.
During this period your baby is more active and more alert. This 6 month period is all about changes! They learn to roll, sit, crawl and walk! Goodness that’s a lot! Now here are the milestones for speech and language development.
- Babbling has both long and short groups of sounds such as “tata upup bibibibi” (they sound so cute!)
- Uses speech or noncrying sounds to get and keep attention
- Uses gestures to communication (waving, holding arms to be picked up)
- Imitates different speech sounds
- Has one or two words (hi, dog,dada, mama) around first birthday
- Enjoys games like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
- Turns and looks in direction of sounds
- Listens when spoken to
- Recognizes words for common items like “cup”, “shoe”, “book”, or “juice”
- Begins to respond to requests (e.g. “Come here” or “Want more?”)
- pay attention to music – time to go to Kindermusik ;}
uff I am tired just reading all the things these little babies have to accomplish! And we complain about all the things we have to do!
What is your baby doing?