How eye contact is key to your baby's language learning

Babies' vision is a bit different to adults' - they can't see things unless they're nice and close. But eye contact does play a key role in their learning.

By making eye contact with your baby and looking at the things they're talking about, you can help them make connections between your words and the world around them.

A cartoon from a baby's point of view - a dad is holding up a teddy, mum in the background is blurry.

Babies are very short-sighted at first. They're unlikely to see much further than they can reach. So it's good to stay close when you're playing and talking with them.

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