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Stage 1(0-3 months)

Speak Icon Understanding of Language



  • Your-self or another adult.
  • Nursery rhymes and Songs.
  •  Sing songs with simple movements and include the actions of the songs.
  •  Songs that include simple actions are:
  1. Incy Wincy Spider.
  2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
  3. Five Little Ducks.
  4. Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Nursery rhymes with actions are great for not only capturing your child’s attention, but you can also target language skills and later imitation skills. Your child will enjoy watching you complete the actions in each song. Get close to your child and sing softly and slowly to hear the words you say. Sing any number of songs and have fun moving their arms and legs so that they pretend to dance.


Tummy Carry and Chats!

  • Yourself.
  • Hold baby close to you in a tummy-down carry.
  • Slide one hand under the tummy and between their legs when carrying baby tummy-down.
  • Chat while you go: “Up!” (lift them slightly); “Down!” (bring them back down); “And All Around!” (Move them left to right).

This is a great activity for helping your baby to begin to understand language. As you pair the movements with the words, your child will begin to attach meaning to these words later in life. Have fun and move them in different directions.