Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How does my baby communicate?

Long before children say their first word, they communicate through their cries, coos, facial expression, and body language. From birth, babies begin to develop two sets of communication skills: receptive and expressive skills.

Receptive communication is the ability to receive and understand a message from another person. Babies demonstrate this skill by turning their head towards your voice and resounding to simple directions.

Expressive communication is the ability to convey a message to another person through sounds, speech, signs, or writing. Crying , babbling, and using body language are examples of your baby's early expressive skills.

We help encourage your baby's communication development by...
Smiling, talking, playing, and reading with your baby every day to help develop the communication skills needed to build meaningful relationships with peers, caregivers & loved ones which aids in their personal development resulting in success through the school years.