How to Help Your Child Learn to Talk Better in Everyday Activities

My Baby Moon is two years old and I find that she can understand well our conversation and react well when we are talking to her. In our daily activities, we teach her simple words and ask her to show us her eyes, nose or mouth and she did it very well. However, she can only speak few words and I wonder this is the normal development of language in children. I try to get some information and also some guides to child development speech and language.

Age of Child – 24 months
Typical Language Development

  • Can name a number of objects common to his surroundings
  • Is able to use at least two prepositions, usually chosen from the following: in, on, under
  • Combines words into a short sentence-largely noun-verb combinations (mean) length of sentences is given as 1.2 words
  • Approximately 2/3 of what child says should be intelligible
  • Vocabulary of approximately 150-300 words
  • Rhythm and fluency often poor
  • Volume and pitch of voice not yet well-controlled
  • Can use two pronouns correctly: I, me, you, although me and I are often confused
  • My and mine are beginning to emerge
  • Responds to such commands as “show me your eyes (nose, mouth, hair)”

You can check your child language development at Childdevelopmentinfo.

Mary Lou B.Johnson has gave many useful tips and techniques on how to help your child learn to talk better in everyday activities.

  • Why statements are better than questions to help you teach your child to speak better.
  • How to “filter” language so your child can break the language code more easily.
  • How to use an Upside-Down Pyramid™ speaking method to help your child be able to repeat after you and learn to speak.
  • How to handle “baby talk”.
  • How to “highlight” language to make it more obvious to your child.
  • Why parents tend to ask their children questions (up to 80% of what they say to them) even though their children don’t say many (or any) words.
  • How to blend your language skill-building efforts into the usual activities you do every day like bathing, dressing, cooking, playing, going places and shopping.

It is important to understand better what your child is experiencing and if your child seems significantly behind in language development, you should immediately find a way out!

View here – Guide to Child Development Speech and Language

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