Parenting Tips for Your 7 Month Old Baby
Has your baby learned to blow air or to make a clicking sound with his tongue? These are two skills that are good for language development. These are difficult tasks, and may take a lot of practice.
Make a game of blowing air and clicking your tongue. Your child will probably try to imitate you.
Put a small ball on your baby’s highchair tray. Blow on the ball until it rolls toward him. Does your baby try to blow it back to you? Put the ball away when you have finished playing so that your baby doesn’t try to put it in his mouth and choke.
Touch-and-name games will help your baby become more aware of himself and his body. Touch different parts of your baby’s body and name them. Say, “This is Mike’s foot. Here is Mike’s nose. Where are Mike’s fingers? Here they are!!” Touch your own body parts and do the same thing. “Here’s Mommy’s nose. Here’s Daddy’s nose. Here’s Mike’s nose.”
Playing language games will help your child learn. As your baby’s language skills grow, so does his brain.