Parents profoundly influence their child's language development, including the child's ability to listen, understand, and communicate. From birth to four years of age, there is crucial window of opportunity during which a child's learning potential is at its fullest and most formative. Now, with this amazing book, parents can use the revolutionary BabyTalk program to maximize their baby's language skills - and provide a solid foundation for later learning - in just thirty minutes a day! A simple and fun one-on-one program created by a renowned speech and language therapist, BabyTalk is based on extensive clinical experience and is firmly rooted in natural parent-child interaction. What's more, it fits into the normal pattern of your child's play! You'll discover how best to talk to your child - and what to talk about - at each stage of development, including how to: Create an environment in your home that most benefits your baby's development; Nurture your child to become a confident communicator; Strengthen his or her ability to concentrate and retain information; Stimulate your child with specific toys and books at each stage; Recognize problems that may hinder language development; and Present games, play ideas, and words to stimulate the imagination. Use BabyTalk to give your baby a lifelong advantage for learning!