Sing to her (Itsy Bitsy Spider, You Are My Sunshine, etc), read her LOTS of books (My daughter LOVES Brown Bear Brown Bear), crayons and art (I like to talk about what I am drawing), let her help you with chores and explain what you're doing, etc.
If she can mimic you, let her help you do chores. Our DD "helps" us take her diaper to the trash, even though she can't fully understand what she's doing, she will learn. She can also help unload the dishwasher (if things are in that aren't breakable). We also let our daughter pull out our seasonings and we talk to her about what each seasoning goes well with, such as poultry seasoning for Thanksgiving.
I have struggled with this one. It's very difficult to me to talk to someone who cannot respond back, though I am learning. Though I make it a point to try and explain everything. Like, what sort of food she is going to get, ask her if she's hungry, ask her if it tastes well, etc.
at 6:52 PM on Mar. 28, 2011