As with other skills and milestones, the age at which kids learn language and start talking can vary. The first few years of a child’s life are key to the
development of speech, language, and cognitive skills. For this reason, it is important to know how to encourage a toddler to talk.
There are lots of activities that you can do to develop your child’s speech and help them produce more words.
1. READ - Children are tiny little sponges, eager to learn and always doing so. Reading to your child will help with developing their vocabulary. Reading books aloud is great.
2. SING - Nursery rhymes are great for speech and language development. It is often paired with exaggerated facial expressions, which helps your child learn the language and pick up on different emotions.
3. PLAY - Play with your child! When you do, let your child lead. It allows for a safe environment where they do not need to ‘talk’ to the adult all the
4. NATURE - Nothing can get a child’s imagination going like being outside in nature. As you explore, point out all of the things that you see and name them for your child.
5. TALK - Child's language development also depends a lot on how many words he or she hears. So talk a lot. Talk to the kid . Talk amongst the adults. When kids hang around in places where conversations happen then kids pick up language faster
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