Share stories, songs and rhymes from all cultures and in babies’ home languages and other languages common in communities.
Share favourite stories, songs, rhymes or music as babies are settling to sleep, or at other quiet times.
Sing frequently with young babies, encouraging them to join in.
Create an environment which invites responses from babies and adults, for example, touching, smiling, smelling, feeling, listening, exploring, describing and sharing.
Establish a familiar pattern by spending prolonged moments of time each day interacting with the baby, or a small group of babies.
Consider what it feels like to use your voice in your environment – what kinds of soundscape and sensory atmosphere do children experience? Is the invitation to “join in” with this environment, using voices, bodies and objects to make noise, irresistible?