Let babies see and hear the sequence of actions you go through as you carry out familiar routines.
Provide resources and spaces that stimulate babies’ interests such as a shiny bell, a book or a mirror on the floor or on your lap.
Find out from parents how babies make themselves understood at home.
Confirm which is their home language.
Display lists of words from different home languages, and invite parents and other adults to contribute. Include all languages in the community since seeing their languages reflected in the setting will encourage all parents to feel involved and valued.
When singing rhymes and songs use actions to support children’s understanding of words and their relation to wider life.