Repeat the sounds your baby makes. This will encourage your baby to make more sounds and she will learn to copy you
Play games where you have to take turns, like peep-bo and round and round the garden, so your child learns how conversations work
When your child is trying to say a word but gets it wrong, say the word correctly. For example, if they point to a cat and say ‘Ca!’ say, ‘Yes, it’s a cat.’ Don’t criticise them for getting the word wrong.
Encourage your child to use words by giving them choices, such as, ‘Do you want an apple or a banana?
If your child is already talking, try to use sentences that are a word or two longer than their sentence
Give your child opportunities to talk (such as in the bath, in the car or just before bed).If you ask a question, give them plenty of time to answer
Background noise will make it harder for your child to listen, so switch off the television and radio
Restrict use of their dummy to sleep time. It’s hard to learn to talk with a dummy in your mouth.