OKAY short of telepathy this is the best way to talk to babies. We taught my younger brother sign language when he was a baby. We still use some of the signs, usually water and potty, especially in public.
A quote from Carla Rinaldi that touches on some very important ideas in the Reggio Emilia approach: 1) Children are capable people 2) The process is more important than the product 3) Teaching children how to think is more important than teaching them to be correct 4) Imagination and creativity should be a goal of education.
Image: UChicago CCSR "Foundations for Young Adult Success" http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/publications/Wallace%20Report.pdf MindShift | Beyond Academics: What a Holistic Approach to Learning Could Look Like