By Raising Children Network
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This short video shows how communicating with babies helps them learn language. When your baby makes sounds, you can show interest by responding or copying the sound. This encourages baby to learn to talk. When you use words like ‘throw’, ‘put’ or ‘make’, you can do the actions to teach what the words mean.

Listening and responding to your baby is also good for your relationship.

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  • Last updated or reviewed 06-09-2016
  • Acknowledgements

    The Raising Children Network invites organisations and individuals to download and add this parenting video to their websites free of charge. The video must not be edited and must appear with the following statement:
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    This video was developed with funding from the Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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