All about children!

Today we’ll continue talking about typical language development for children 6-12 months old.

During this period your baby is more active and more alert. This 6 month period is all about changes! They learn to roll, sit, crawl and walk! Goodness that’s a lot! Now here are the milestones for speech and language development.

Expressive Language

  • Babbling has both long and short groups of sounds such as “tata upup bibibibi” (they sound so cute!)
  • Uses speech or noncrying sounds to get and keep attention
  • Uses gestures to communication (waving, holding arms to be picked up)
  • Imitates different speech sounds
  • Has one or two words (hi, dog,dada, mama) around first birthday

Receptive Language

  • Enjoys games like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
  • Turns and looks in direction of sounds
  • Listens when spoken to
  • Recognizes words for common items like “cup”, “shoe”, “book”, or “juice”
  • Begins to respond to requests (e.g. “Come here” or “Want more?”)
  • pay attention to music – time to go to Kindermusik ;}

uff I am tired just reading all the things these little babies have to accomplish! And we complain about all the things we have to do!

What is your baby doing?


Comments on: "Typical language development: 6-12 months" (2)

  1. Jeanette Cabrera said:

    Muy interesante!!!!

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