Be sure to have a little quiet time with your baby every day. Turn
off the TV. Turn off the radio. Have a place and time for you and your baby
to be quiet together.
Your baby needs to get to know you. And you need to get to know her.
Every baby has a different style. Some are active. Some are quiet. Some do
not like changes in their daily routines.
You are your baby’s first teacher. She has a lot to learn before she goes to
school. She has to learn to talk, to walk and to feed herself. But she has
much more to learn so she can do well in school later in life.
During her first three years, your baby learns a lot of important ideas. Right
now, she can pick up a toy or make different sounds.
Your baby needs to learn how to get along with other people. She learns
this from you and your family. She learns this by playing with other
Your baby will learn about the idea of “cause and effect.” When your baby
shakes a rattle and laughs at the sound, she is learning that she can make
Hold your baby often. It will help her learn to trust. It will help her learn
You can learn more about how to teach your baby as she grows. Talk to
your doctor or clinic. They may have a list of helpful books, videos or
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