The day ahead

Talking about what you're going to do that day helps your baby learn.

Babies like routines and knowing what's next. In the morning, chat to your baby about what plans you have. You can do this while feeding them, changing them, travelling or playing.

A good idea is to talk about things in the order which you'll do them in. For example: 'First we'll get dressed, then we'll have breakfast.'

As your baby gets older and learns to speak, you can ask them if they know what's next. It may take them time to learn, but just asking helps them pay attention.

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Routines and knowing what's happening next helps us all feel secure and able to learn.

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