When you talk to your child about different events and ideas, it helps them learn new vocabulary and to use words they know.
Things to Do
Explain a story you just read in your own words.
Ask your baby a question and then answer it, holding your own personal conversation that your baby witnesses.
Ask your child to tell you about their day. Then ask follow-up questions to help your child add details.
Read one of your child's favorite stories, stopping at certain points to ask your child what happens next.
Read wordless books and ask your child to tell you what's happening.
Read question and answer books, letting your child respond with their own answer between pages.
Books to Read
Use the books mentioned here to start a conversation with your child. Reserve all of them.