When Do Babies Talk?

Your baby should learn to talk during the first two years of life. Learn how you can encourage your baby's verbal skills, how to teach new words, and more.

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7 Best Toys for Babies and Toddlers Learning to Talk

The process of language development starts at home, and it can be fun, too. These talking toys and word games will help expand your child’s vocabulary and encourage her to start speaking more and more.

Baby Talking Timeline: A Month-By-Month Guide to Speech Development

You probably have plenty of questions about your child's developing speech skills. When do babies say their first word? When can they understand dialogue and hold conversations? Follow our talking timeline to learn more about this important milestone.

When Do Babies Start Talking?

Eagerly anticipating the day your little one says "mama" or "dada"? Find out when babies start babbling and talking, and learn how to improve your child’s language development.

Teaching Baby Sign Language: A Guide for New Parents

Baby sign language can help your child communicate without saying a word. Learn when and how to teach your infant to sign, plus the benefits of this new form of baby talk.

Do Tech Toys Hurt Baby's Language Development?

It might be time to put down the "smart" toys and get back to the wooden blocks.

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Activities to Encourage Language Development: 3-6 Months

Encourage your baby to babble with these simple activities from Jamie Loehr, M.D, and Jen Meyers, authors of Raising Your Child.

Science Says Babies Sync Their Babbling and Pointing Earlier Than We Thought

A new study looks at how and when babies develop the ability to coordinate their speech and gestures, and the results are a bit surprising.

9 Things to Know About Talking

We know you're dying to hear those first words. Here's what you need to know while you wait.