How many chances does your baby have to take a conversational turn in your family communications?
Consider all the conversations you might have with your child about going to the store.
Every family has conversations.
The more conversations that take
place using the communication approach you have chosen to use at home, the more communication your baby can use to learn about the world. Parents, brothers, sisters, and other family members need to talk or sign to each other clearly in the baby's presence, not just when they are communicating with the baby.
Everything you say is important, and every time you use your new communication skills, you will become more comfortable with them. As your baby grows, your communication skills will be ready.
Notice in the examples below that the parent is “reading” the child’s interest and facial expressions to decide what to talk or sign about. This allows your child to take an early “turn” in the conversation. Later, your child will use words or signs to express ideas!