The Many Uses of Gestures
Your baby may still have limited speaking abilities, but it's amazing what she can communicate with gestures! And as her hand-eye coordination has improved, she may really enjoy finger play songs now, like "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider." Pay attention to what she's trying to tell you, whether shaking her head "no" or pointing to something she wants, and consider teaching her some baby signs. By showing her how to communicate something as simple as "milk" or "more," you will cut down on frustration (for both of you!).
Has your baby achieved the following Gesture Language developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) she has already mastered to date!