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Baby!Talk!

Author: Penny Gentieu

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ISBN: 9780517800799

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2000 - 2001

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Talk

Large, adorable photographs and simple text present a group of babies finding their feet, playing pattycake, eating, hugging, and more, in a sturdy board book which introduces the expressions and words that encourage babies to communicate and try out their verbal skills.


Age Group 4 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Beginning to swipe at books
  • ‘Helping’ turn pages by batting at the book
  • Laughing and making more sounds including back and forth ‘conversations’

Your baby is much more aware of the world around them now. They can turn their head toward sounds and smile or frown in response to things they hear. They’re also working to have control of their arms and hands. They may reach toward a book as you read it and try to grab it themselves. Making sure books are always within reach can help them with this. Continue to read to them and start to gently guide their hand to pat the pictures as you talk about what’s on the pages. Making reading time interactive will be thrilling for them!

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 4-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!


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