All about children!

Ok, so we continue with typical language development milestones. Today we’ll talk about what happens between 1-2 years old. During this time children are increasing their vocabulary.  They learn many words each month (if they are exposed to new vocabulary and experiences of course!).

Expressive Language

  • They learn more words every month.
  • They use some one to two word questions (“Where daddy?”, “Go bye-bye?”, “What’s that?”).
  • They use 2 word sentences (“more milk,” “no juice,” “mama book”).
  • They use many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words (i.e. p, b, w, h, n, k, g, t, d)

Receptive Language

  • They point to a few body parts when asked.
  • They follow simple directions and understand simple questions (“Give me the car,” “Kiss mommy,” “Where’s the ball?”).
  • They are able to listen to simple stories, songs, and rhymes.
  • They point to pictures in a book when named.

This is a great time to exposed them to many different activities and a variety of objects/toys. Talk to them about what you are doing, what is happening as you play with them and all of this will help increase their vocabulary and help them use appropriate sentences. Remember to use words and sentences correctly because they learn to talk the way you do! So, although it might be cute to talk about the ‘wabbit” they will learn to say “wabbit” and not “rabbit” because that’s what they heared from you. Needless to say, be careful using “adult” words in front of them!😉

What is the cutest thing your baby, well, toddler, is saying now?

Comments on: "Typical language development: 1-2 years" (2)

  1. Jeanette Cabrera said:

    Mi bebe todo el dia dice “agua”.Si quiere agua, comida, jugo dice agua.Si en algun paseo ve una fuente de agua , una piscina, el mar, la lluvia…en fin AGUA.

    • Esto es lo que se llama “overgeneralization”. El agrupa los objetos, las cosas que ve en una misma categoria y le tiene un solo nombre. He’s doing great! That’s what he’s suppose to do at his age!

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