Helping Your Little One Recognize Sounds
Your little one at this stage will associate everything around her based on sounds and visuals: Sounds a lot more than visuals! You can use this aspect to keep a check on your baby's growth and development. This is really important because it shows how well she is able to respond to the sounds she hears around her on an everyday basis.
1. Talk to her all the time. She will of course, not be able to understand what you are saying, but this will make her feel very comfortable. Familiarize her with your voice and let the other members of the family do the same so she can recognize their voices as well.
2. Sing to your baby and see if she is able to tell the difference between just talking and singing. She will react in a different manner when you sing versus when you talk to her. This can also be a way of comforting her when she is feeling cranky or when she is in a bad mood.
3. Common sounds, like the telephone ringing, the doorbell, windchimes, etc. should be made familiar to her. Remember that the intensity of sound should not be too much as this can scare her. Her hearing is very sensitive at this stage.
4. Introduce musical toys to your baby. Toys like rattles, squeaky toys, wind-up musical toys, etc. are amazing to put your baby's hearing to test. You can make use of these toys to generate a sound from a particular direction to see if she is able to gauge the same.