Question: How can I teach my 8-month-old to talk?

Make learning a whole-body experience: Touch your babys toe when you say the word toe. Or point out your own ear and say, Mommys (or Daddys) ear. Face your baby when you speak to let him or her see your facial expression and lip movements. Be musical and sing to your baby to encourage language learning.

How can I help my baby start talking?

You can spur your childs communication skills when you:Ask your child to help you. For example, ask him to put his cup on the table or to bring you his shoe.Teach your child simple songs and nursery rhymes. Read to your child. Encourage your child to talk to friends and family. Engage your child in pretend play.Feb 25, 2016

Do babies understand words at 8 months?

One thing is certain—babies can understand simple expressions long before they are able to recite them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) notes that conversation begins to take on added significance for babies at 8 to 12 months.

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