- STORYTIME Read a book or tell a story to your baby every day beginning at birth. It doesn’t matter how young your child is; even newborn babies are learning when their parents read with them.
- PEEK Look right into your baby’s eyes! Infants recognize faces early on – and yours is the most important! Each time he or she stares at you, they’re building memory.
FUNNY FACES Stick out your tongue! Studies show that newborns as young as 2 days old can imitate simple facial movements – it’s a sign of very early problem-solving.
- TOUCH & TALK Your touch and voice help your baby learn. Your loving touch combined with this back-and-forth “baby language” are the first steps in talking.
- SING ABOUT IT Sing a favorite song over and over. Singing the same song can help your baby feel calm and safe. Your baby loves to hear your voice even if you think you can’t sing! The sound of your voice is comforting to your baby.
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Adapted from the Center for Disease Control Milestone Moments found at https://www.cdc.gov/milestones.