From the day they're born, children communicate in many ways. For example, crying can mean boredom, hunger or pain depending on the pitch and volume. The national nonprofit Zero to Three has some tips to help parents encourage language development in babies.
Those tips include: Reinforce your child's communication, talk with your child and listen too, narrate your time together, and be a good role model.
To learn more about this and other early childhood topics, visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org