Tongue twisters

Playing silly games to make your baby’s tongue move is a surprising way to help them develop.

See if you can find a mirror and sit or stand in front of it with your child. Bring along a food your child likes, for example, jam or yoghurt.

Now, put a little bit of the food around their lips.

Looking in the mirror together, encourage them to lick the food off. Help show them how to make funny faces by putting the food on your own face. See how your tongue and mouth moves.

Good to know

This game may look funny, but it exercises the mouth and tongue muscles which help them learn to speak.

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