Your Baby’s coos and sounds are all attempts to communicate, respond by repeating their coos and sounds! You develop a back and forth interaction when your baby says something and you respond. Research has shown that it is this back and forth interaction that really makes brain connections. It is really important that your baby gets lots of experience of this ‘back and forth’ chatting.
As your child grows and the sounds become words, repeat the words they say and add a word or idea. This is really important for two reasons, firstly by repeating the word, it lets them know you are listening and your understand them and secondly, adding another word or idea, shows them how to join words together.
Example: Child – “Car”
Adult – “Daddy’s car”