How can you tell if your child's speech and language development is on target? While each child learns to speak at his or her own pace, general milestones can serve as a guide to normal speech and language development. They also help doctors and other health professionals determine when a child might need extra help.
By the end of 3 months, your child might:
In the meantime, talk to your child about what you're doing and where you're going. Sing songs and read together. Teach your child to imitate actions, such as clapping, and to say animal sounds. Practice counting. Show your child that you're pleased when he or she speaks. Listen to your child's sounds and repeat them back to him or her. These steps can encourage your child's speech and language development.