Coo and Converse
The earliest throaty vowel sounds babies make are called "coos." Whenever a baby coos, respond delightedly. Let him know you love to hear him talking to you.By about four or five months, babies learn to combine some of these experimental sounds, and by six to eight months, they can combine a consonant and a vowel. Next, they double those sounds and practice long strings of "da, da, da" or "ma, ma, ma." Express your pleasure at these vocalizations and repeat them to the baby.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Communicating and Speaking
Standard: IT-LC 3, IT-LC 4, IT-LC 5, IT-LC 6
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.