baby smiling with dad

6-12 months

As your baby approaches their first birthday, they’ll start enjoying songs with actions, rhymes and picture books. These help them learn to speak, move and observe things.


Babies can understand lots, even before they can speak. At this age, babies begin to understand sounds better and non-verbal communication.


You are your baby’s most important play mate. Simple games help your baby learn to use objects and start to speak.


Even before your baby can speak, reading to them helps them develop. They learn to concentrate, look at pictures, and start building their vocabulary.