9 Nov 2022 | 4 min Read
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There are several developmental milestones to look forward to as your child enters toddlerhood, including walking and talking. There is nothing more exciting than hearing your child’s first words. However, it can be worrisome for parents if their toddler is not on track or hasn’t yet started talking when they are supposed to. Worried parents frequently ask, “How can I get my toddler to start talking?”
It will take time and a little effort to get your little one talking; you must be patient and persistent. Here are some pointers for encouraging your toddler to talk.
You may urge your toddler to communicate in various ways by providing opportunities for conversation. These changes typically present themselves when your youngster wants something.
This concept is only another approach to experiment with the expectant pause.
You should always concentrate on moving your toddler’s language development up a level. Avoid both going back and trying to teach your child something that is overly hard in an attempt to skip ahead.
It’s satisfying to know precisely what your kid needs, but consider this: Why would he/she need to talk if you know what is needed before they ask? Even if you are aware of his requirements and wants, strive to appear bewildered to get a response from them.
Use the cues your toddler is providing you and mimic whatever they are attempting to say. When babies babble, you do something similar. You mimic their speech patterns and noises to let them know you are paying attention. Your toddler will then start to mimic you and your speech, developing their language skills in the process.
You can encourage your child to speak using the sabotage method. Okay, maybe the word “sabotage” sounds awful, but it just involves creating several scenarios around the house where you are aware that your child will have to talk to request your assistance.
Toddlers who haven’t yet started talking learn and understand best when you use one or two-word phrases. For example instead of saying “Look at this ball” say things like “play ball” or “roll ball” and do the action while saying it. Toddlers are more likely to imitate you if you keep the language simpler.
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