Babies express their needs and feelings through sounds and cries, body movements, and facial expressions. Your baby may begin using words sometime around 1 year. By the time your child is 3, you can be having short 'conversations.' When your child is a baby, repeat the sounds and words your child uses. As your child grows, talk about what you do together- as you play, do errands, or visit friends and family. Enjoy being an important part of your child's language development!