7–12 months

Babble and start showing higher cognitive abilities

Babies's motor skills and cognitive abilities develop rapidly when they start crawling. Full of curiosity, they like to interact with and imitate others, and will be able to say few  words or phrases. Those who read regularly will be able to recognize sounds in speeches.

Reading storybooks related to everyday life will expose babies to a broader vocabulary and related concepts, and help them develop an interest in reading. For example, parents may read stories related to food before a meal and let the babies touch, smell and taste the food. 

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