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Learn how to encourage your 6-month-old baby’s self-expression and attempts at communication.

Communication and Social Development

Your baby is determined to communicate, as shown by his efforts to gain your attention either with gestures or by babbling strings of vowel and consonant sounds to imitate adult speech. He may listen closely when hearing his own name. What’s more, he may mimic simple behaviours, like raising his arm when you make the Itsy Bitsy Spider climbing movements. This social imitation is a form of self-expression; stimulate this development with mirror image games. Encourage your baby to follow and repeat your gestures or facial expressions and praise him for his efforts.

Why is Nutrition Important?

Good nutrition is intrinsic to child development and learning. It contributes to increased activity levels, enhanced social interaction, heightened curiosity and overall higher cognitive functioning. Ensure that your growing baby’s diet satisfies his increasing growth and development needs.