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Communication

Bilingual Families

In some countries, it's common for kids to learn two or more languages at a time and to use them daily to communicate and understand people around them.

Communication and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old

Your toddler is probably saying a few first words now, but you may not be able to understand them all. Learn about how your child is communicating.

Communication and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old

Your baby is learning to communicate through facial expressions like smiling or frowning as well as crying, squealing, babbling, and laughing. And those sounds are early attempts to speak!

Communication and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

Teens spend much of the day outside the home, but it's important that you take time every day to talk with your teen to share opinions, ideas, and information.

Communication and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old

Communicating with a child is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Learn how to connect with your 2- to 3-year-old.

Communication and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old

Communicating with our kids is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding parts of parenting. Learn how to connect with your 4- to 5-year-old.

Communication and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old

Your baby's range of sounds and facial expressions continues to grow, and your baby is also imitating sounds, which are the first attempts at speaking.

Communication and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old

Communicating with a child is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Learn how to connect with your 6- to 12-year-old.

Communication and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old

Babies this age might be about to say their first words, and communicate using body language. Read more about communicating with your baby.

Communication and Your Newborn

From birth, your newborn has been communicating with you. Crying may seem like a foreign language, but soon you'll know what your baby needs - a diaper change, a feeding, or your touch.