Today, I'd like to share with you some tidbits
about talking with toddlers and how toddlers develop their talking skills.
Toddlers have spent a good time listening to a lot of words; now they are
wanting to try them out. Help them with these few reminders:
holding a conversation with your toddler: start to talk about something
and wait for him to respond. This not only shows him how to converse, but
it shows that you care for what he says.
remember that toddlers lag between hearing and responding. Do not expect
them to say something immediately back.
describing what is going on around you, especially in new environments.
That is how your toddler will learn specialized words (if you don't have a
book handy!). For example, if you are at the aquarium, make sure to point
out the words on the little plates by the displays.
speak in two or three word phrases and will begin to use plurals and
can follow simple directions, so make sure to do a lot of action rhymes
use the words they hear a lot. For example, toddlers say "no"
frequently. Ha-ha, is it a wonder why?