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How do you play with a newborn baby? Talking!

Not only are you helping to develop their communication skills by talking, but you are also developing their social and play skills.

Here are some tips to remember:

  • Babies love faces, so be expressive!
  • Talk to your baby without distractions
  • Do this activity daily
  • Mix communication and the activities they want to do, such as playing with toys and talking