Listen to the waves
Sit with your baby in your lap and listen to the noises you can hear around you – the swish of the waves, the rattle of pebbles, the calls of seabirds. Talk to your baby about what he can hear, and mimic the noises for him. ‘These listening skills feed into talking,’ says Cassie. ‘You’re helping your baby make sense of the world around him.’ He’ll find it really soothing if you shush him in time to the swish of the waves, too.