Talking with your child helps them to build important language and vocabulary skills. Asking questions while reading, talking about the pictures, or even just reading signs when out for walks are great ways to talk with your child.
Children develop larger vocabularies the more time they spend talking and reading with family members. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read.
Start talking to your baby from the day they are born. By babbling, babies learn to make sounds with their own voices. As they grow and you share more books together, your child practises their language skills. Sharing a book and talking about it also helps to develop your child's storytelling ability.