As soon as your little one is born you should talk to them. They may not make any form of reaction but they are absorbing a lot more than you may realise.
Even as infants it is important to talk to your little one about more than the daily routine. It you catch them in a gaze follow the stare and explain to them what it is they are looking at. This will go a long way in helping them learn more words. Having a chat with your child can be one of the most effective ways to give them a head start in speech development.
Touch-and-feel books are great for babies under six months because their sense are a primary skill. You will also be more inclined to make up your own tale thus strengthen your bond with your little one. Reading can inspire a rich vocabulary and provide fun themes for you to discuss.
When you do say something to them try to give them a chance to respond to your voice, even if it is just goo-ga-ga. You should also respond to the sounds that they make as this will teach them how a conversation works.
Back-and-forth social interaction is essential to encourage and a TV character does not respond to your youngster. When you reply to your little one's sounds, they will be encouraged to do it again.