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Baby & Toddler

7 Baby Books to Encourage First Words

by Keith Rice

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A first word is an important and exciting milestone that parents anxiously await. As I write this, my own little one is exploring sounds and noises, babbling and chattering away. It’s a fascinating time right at the cusp of a new developmental stage, one that will open a whole new world of communication. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to encourage your child’s burgeoning language skills. These engaging and fun books are perfectly designed to help your little one find those first words.