When tots talk

Because there is such a wide range of normal ages for beginning to talk, it’s actually more useful to pay attention to how well your baby understands what you say to him.

By 14-15 months, most toddlers will follow at least one verbal command, without any visual cues.

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When tots learn to words

Some toddlers learn new words and phrases rapidly.

Others still use gestures and sounds to tell their families what they want and need. Talk and read with your toddler, name the things the toddler points to, and tell the toddler the words he or she can use to make requests. "Say, ‘Milk, please’.

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When babies start to talk

Most little ones start babbling "mama" and "dada" by 1 year of age. By 15 months, your toddler probably knows several words and loves using them.

For many, "no" is a favorite because as they start getting into everything, "no" is a word they hear several times a day. By about 2 years, your toddler will be able to combine two words and say simple sentences like, "daddy home" and "me bye-bye.

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Talk to children, even babies

Talk to children, even the youngest babies. While they may not understand initially, they are developing the brain structures necessary for later language literacy. For young babies, hearing language means learning language.

From zerotothree.org.

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