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Some parents believe that to communicate with the baby can start when he will be able to babble or even speak. This is not so. Educators and psychologists argue that to begin to communicate with the crumbs need much earlier and it is advisable to observe certain rules.

Children’s brains from birth, is committed to making every day to absorb as much information as possible. A lot of it goes through the hearing, including through communication with people close to him. Do not leave the baby alone with this big and strange world. Talk, explain, communicate, using the most active development of the child with interest and benefit for both of you.

Mom, I hear you!

In the first month after birth, the baby is usually completely focused on themselves and their new feelings. If nothing is troubling him, it will be a lot of sleep, and in the remaining time just to adapt to the outside world. Contact with the baby during this period are best supported through tactile sensations (soft stroking and motion sickness).

From the second month of life the baby begins to respond to the speech addressed to him and even tries to answer (gulit).

While his hearing is configured mainly to recognize the human voice, kid quite able to determine the tone of the voice and intonation of speech. French midwives proved that after 32 weeks the baby is able not only to distinguish uterine sounds, but also to differentiate them. So, already born child learns the voices of moms and dads are accustomed to before his birth. More talk with the baby, tell him about everything.

From the third month the child attains the strongest developmental effect. If that’s the time to start properly communicate with the baby, he talks much faster.

By the sixth month the baby already knows his name and responds to it.

It can be read aloud. The kid is well aware of the oft-repeated addressed to him the words that can perform something at your request (“Give!”, “Fetch!”, etc.).

From about the tenth month the child begins to develop the so-called passive vocabulary. He may know the meanings of many words, never even uttering them yourself.

The rules of communication with the child

Experts recommend parents to adopt a few tips.

Consider the age of the child. Children of the first two months of life no matter the content of your speech, so you can lead the conversation with them on any abstract themes (tone — confidence, tone — warm). Starting from the third month, help the crumbs in the development of the world. Pick him up and walk around the room or the street, point to different objects (not just toys) and call them. Voiced their actions (“Wash hands”, “Eat”, etc.). More often pronounce the name of the baby, he remembered him and correlated with the treatment. With half a year you can move on from the format of a monologue into a dialogue, encouraging the child to talk (babble) to you in return.

Build a dialogue. Teach your baby to imitate your speech. Repeat after him the sounds that he has already mastered, and put one of them simple words. For example, slowly say the same syllables (mA-mA-mA) that the child was able to hear and play. You need to at the same time he saw your face, all the expressions and articulations, could follow the movement of the lips.

Always listen to what he is trying to “tell” you that Express attention: smile and nod. Pay attention to any of his discoveries, tell your baby about everything that interested him (if he is detained on something look). The closer you feel about him, the more he tries.

Pick up the tone of communication. Newborns are best perceived slow, melodious intonation. In conversation with the child do not rush and try to clearly pronounce words and sounds — so they will be better for them to be realized. Be friendly and positive attitude (bad mood mom be passed to the baby).

Use the rhythm of poetry. In two months, children can tell nursery rhymes and sing simple songs. Try singing or to give the baby to listen to lullabies.

Purchase the first book, when the baby is six months. Let it be poems for the little ones. You can not only read but also to show the child the picture, name and describe the objects that they depict.

Accompany words with actions. For the quickest learning child words it is important not only frequent and emotional, their repetition, but also support their display and effect. Feel free to picture a cow or a goat — kid will appreciate Wat PI acting skills. Offer your child the game, explaining the meanings of different words. Often ask where a particular item (“Where bear?”, “Where’s the doll?”), and show him. Soon you will notice that the child should enjoy himself, without help, finds the eyes of named objects.

Error communication

Unfortunately, many mothers in communicating with children allow for typical mistakes.

Don’t let things drift. Never leave baby alone in this so sensitive to the perception of the world age.

Don’t overuse “childish” words.

Called toy car “bibical” and the dog “AB-AB”? Then be prepared for the fact that the pace and quality of speech development baby will fall. If the baby he wants, he will eventually come up with a lot of words- “substitutes” and even more interesting your.

Don’t overdo it. Do not talk to the child constantly, talk moms no longer be taken seriously — the kid just off from her.

Trying to read

Shared reading is another complete way of communicating. Different children perceive reading in different ways. Someone shows interest later, someone earlier.

Try to start reading the little poems at the beginning of the second half of life.

Choose the right book. Prefer sturdy cardboard books with short texts. Excellent, time-tested options — quatrains A. Barto, S. Marshak,. by I. Tokmakova. They are light, fun, and can be accompanied by gestures.

Attention to the illustrations. The pictures in the book should be bright, large and preferably realistic (at least in the color of recognizable objects).

Start with an introduction. To begin, study the pictures, calling, what they depict, try to voice the characters. The kid should get used to a new object, feel it.

Choose the right time to read.

Do not force a child forced to listen to you. If the process doesn’t appeal, set aside the reading. The optimal moment — the time when the child should go to bed, then my mother’s voice when reading to sleep.

Demonstrate interest. Change voice to attract the attention of the child and to enliven the characters of the book.

Use the books toys. They develop children’s fine motor skills, tactile memory and sound perception (if publication may emit any sounds). Today’s children are accustomed to gadgets and TV, are more receptive to these books than the usual.

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