Speech & language development milestones – 6 months old

Year Level: 3 & 4 year old

A fact sheet which details speech and language developmental milestones for 6 month olds.

Tips for Home
• Talk to your child all the time. Talk about what you are doing, what you have done and what you are about to do.
• Sing songs and nursery rhymes.You can make up your own songs.
• Play games such as peek-a-boo.
• Show them books, talking about what you see. Also encourage them to explore books by turning the pages, chewing them and looking at the pictures.

Causes for Concern
• They don’t make sound other than crying.
• They don’t look at the person’s face talking to them.
• They don’t smile.
• They don’t startle at an unexpected loud sound.
• They don’t react by smiling, looking or moving when they hear a familiar person’s voice.

 

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