When babyA was a baby people near me were like your daughter is a rockstar she will speak soon! Few said she needs help as you guys are in nuclear setup. They confused me a lot being a First time mom! I was confident that my daughter will speak in a regular phase but when people around us keep on saying the same thing I went mad and was about to dance to their tunes! We were happy that our daughter spoke around 10 words at 16 months but when the benchmark was around the 50 words I was in fear if I am doing right!
In fear as a regular human being googled about it and it ended up in negative results but one result gave me a spark. I was confident that my daughter is in sync with the age! She can show stuffs and addresses what she needs. She was able to communicate what she wants for? So I tried few steps which encouraged my daughter in speaking more!
- Expand the toddler’s communication
- Narrate the action of the toddler
- Talk talk talk
- Give them an opportunity to talk
- Hear them speak
- Trust them
Expand the toddler’s communication
It’s not that hard to expand the toddlers communication. If your baby is pointing something instead of getting frustrated say what it is! If your kid is pointing a ball, you can very well address the ball as yay! Here is your blue ball! And then you can explain it is circle in shape and you can lead it as we can throw the ball and catch it! This is how we can expand the communication
Narrate an action to the toddler
While you are doing an action like doing laundry or cooking, you can narrate the whole process to the kid it will make him/her to get the attention and speak on it!
Talk talk talk
Talk with the toddler a lot. Talk when you wear shoes, wear a jacket or when going out on a nature walk. Don’t miss an opportunity to talk with the kids. This will help the toddler to gain the confidence to speak lot.
Give them an opportunity to talk
When you speak with the toddler allow them also to talk. Ask him/her options so that it will give an opportunity to talk. For instance if you are getting ready ask the toddler what he/she wants to wear? Ask open ended questions it will kindle them to speak.
Hear them speak
This is also an important factor. Listen carefully when the toddlers speak. As they should understand the communication is a two way conversation. The toddler should also gain your trust so it’s good to let them talk and hearing them speak
This is the most important of all. Trust your kid and go with the flow. Try doing all these and have a trust in them. They will surprise you with lot and lots of sentences
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