Every baby is different; some infants may be very active and talkative, while others may barely make a peep. Here are a few tips to help your baby learn to talk!
Other babies that are the same age as your child
may begin to make sweet sounds or begin to speak before your child. If that is
the case, don’t worry because, at the end of the day, every baby is different;
some infants may be very active and talkative, while others may barely make a
However, there are certain milestones that are important when
considering the speech of children. These and the approximate time they should
be attained are elaborated below.
· Response to sounds — Children should
respond to sounds always, starting at birth and thereafter.
· Babble – Children of six to nine months
of age should, at the very least, be babbling.
· Calling their parents – By the time they
are a year old (twelve months), children ought to be using “mama,” “dada,” or
some variant thereof to address their parent(s).
· Using other small words – Around fifteen
months of age, children should be using small words (other than “mama” or
“dada”) to ask for and/or talk about things.
· Five words - At eighteen months, the
child should be able to say at least five words.
· Fifty words – By the time they are two
years old (twenty-four months), children ought to be able to say at least fifty
words as well as attempt to put them together to make new meanings.
If, after considering the presented milestones, you are concerned about
your child’s speaking abilities, consider the following methods that can aid
babies in learning to speak.
#1 Address People by Their Names
Make sure to address everyone, including your baby, by their names. This
would allow your baby to recognize others by their names and cause them to
respond when their name is called. Additionally, it would allow them to learn
how to say their own names and those of the people around them.
#2 Play with Your Baby
It is vital that you spend time with your baby. Play with them and talk
to them as if you are truly having a conversation with them. For example, talk
to them about the toys that they enjoy playing with or just tell them about
your day. You will soon see that they are trying to respond to you by making
sounds or even just with their expressions.
#3 Let Them See Their Environment
Take your baby on walks with you to the park, to the store, or just
around the neighborhood. Talk to them about what is happening around them and
what is around them.
to Your Baby
books to children has many benefits attached to it. One of the most important
is that it allows babies to learn new sounds, words and sentences. Also,
generally speaking, babies enjoy it when you read to them. Read more on reading books with your baby here.
to Your Baby
to your child establishes a new method of communication between you and your
child. Additionally, nursery rhymes catch children’s attention while they learn
the meanings behind the rhymes and slowly try to make the sounds of the rhyme.
and do not worry. All babies develop and learn to speak at different rates.
to introduce a few new words on one day and focus on them for three to four
days before introducing any new words.
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