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.

When Do Babies Start Talking?

If you're wondering when your little one will say "mama" or "dada," find out what age babies start to talk and improve language development. Here's what you should know about when babies babble and reach the important baby milestone of talking.

Baby Talk: A Month-By-Month Timeline

As your baby grows and develops speech and language skills, babbles will slowly turn into words and then into sentences. So when do babies start talking and saying their first words? Follow our talking timeline to learn about this important child development milestone.

Baby Talk

Your baby is on the brink of speaking. Here's why there's no such thing as talking nonsense.

If Babies Could Text: Deep Thoughts

Babies might not be able to speak in coherent sentences yet, but that doesn't mean they're not full of profound ideas. These deep thought texts from babies prove you're never too young to ponder life's big questions.

9 Ways to Help Your Child's Language Development

Speed up and improve your child's language skills.

Toys That Encourage Talking

The process of language development starts at home, and it can be fun, too. We found great toys that teach little ones how to talk and help expand their vocabulary. Check out our picks to find the perfect one for your child.

Teach Your Baby Sign Language, the Easy Way

Don't speak baby talk? Don't worry. Use these easy tips to teach your baby some simple sign language skills and finally understand what goo-goo gah-gah really means.

Decoding Baby's Funny Little Noises and Sounds

Your child doesn't talk yet -- but she does have a language of her own. We'll tell you what she's communicating with her funny little noises and sounds.

Understanding Your Baby's Language Development

Over the course of your baby's first year his language skills will grow by leaps and bounds.

Activities for Language Development: 0-3 Months

Jen Meyers and Jamie Loehr, M.D., authors of "Raising Your Child," say it is never too early to start working on your baby's language development. Try these easy activities to encourage Baby's language comprehension.

Baby Sign Language: Starter Signs

Ready to learn baby sign language? Begin with these eight commonly used words.

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."

If Babies Could Text: Texts from the Crib

All new moms anxiously await their babies' first words, but what if babies could text? Hint: It involves a lot of smiling poop emojis.

Do Tech Toys Hurt Baby's Language Development?

Time to put down the "smart" toys and get back to the wooden blocks, says a new study.

Encourage Baby's Language Development: 9-12 Months

Jamie Loehr and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" suggest these activities to help enhance your baby's language development.

Babies Remember Their Native Languages Even If They Don't Speak Them, Research Shows

A new study says even if babies never spoke their birth language, they still retain it on some level.

Now You're Talking

How children learn to speak -- and what you can do to help.

Tips to Encourage Language Development: 6-9 Months

From tall tales to singing songs, Jamie Loehr M.D, and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" share activities to help your baby start talking!

Language Skills: 8 Months

Your child's first words are an important milestone. We tell you how to talk with your baby and encourage her language skills.

Out of the Mouths of Babes: First Words

From the hilarious to the truly original, readers share their cutie pies' first words with us!

Age-by-Age Guide to Your Child's Language Skills

Babies are born programmed to learn language, and are actually quite adept at it. Their built-in language ability follows a universal timetable, one that transcends ethnicity and socioeconomic class. Here's an overview of what to listen for and when in your child's language development.

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.

Baby Sign Language: First Foods

What does your baby want for breakfast? Let him tell you with baby sign language!

Baby Sign Language: Daily Routine Signs

At first, start by teaching your baby two to five priority signs, then begin adding more. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).

The Dos and Don'ts of Baby Talk

You have a big role when it comes to baby's language development. Learn how to talk to your little one the right way, so that she'll be communicating before you know it.

Early Signs Your Baby Is Learning to Talk

Anxiously waiting for Baby's first words? It turns out that your newborn is already communicating in his own special way. Here are five ways your 0-8 month old is learning to talk to you.