During this phase of development, your baby will begin to show interest in sharing a picture book with you. You can foster her awareness of objects on a page by choosing books that have pictures of objects, animals or people that interest her.

At this age, most babies say their first words. Expand his one-word responses by stretching it into a sentence. Go a step further by making up a story, rhyme or song that has to do with your baby’s new favorite word!

By 24-months-old, most toddlers can follow simple two- and three-step directions. This fun activity will give your child that special feeling of having a job to do while building vocabulary and oral language skills.