Tips to Help Your Toddler to Start Talking Earlier

Introduction:Some toddlers start talking earlier than others. Surely, it depends on the child when they want to begin speaking. Here are some tips, though, to help your toddler to start talking earlier.

  • 01

    Talk to Your Toddler Often

    First of all, talk to your toddler. Talk to your toddler often. The more that you talk to your child, the more apt they are to begin experimenting with their own words. It won't take them too long to start talking. Just have patience with them.

    Talking with your child often really does help them to start talking earlier. They learn pretty quickly that talking is good.

    Your toddler will also learn that talking is a great way to communicate with you. They will be eager to begin getting their own words out, so that they can be heard and understood.

  • 02

    Treat Your Toddler Like a Real Person

    It is always a good idea to talk to your toddler like a real person. After all, toddlers really are real people.

    Sure, baby talk is awful cute, but try not to be using that very often. Unless you want them to start talking in baby talk.

    Whatever words that you are normally using are the words that your child will learn to say. Try to be careful with the words that you choose to speak.

    Children of any age are always listening and learning. Try not to use any words that you would not want to hear them saying.

  • 03

    Enjoy Being Your Toddler's Best Friend

    Enjoy your child. You should be having some much needed good, quality time with your toddler everyday. You should be their best friend.

    Enjoy being your toddler's best friend. Even with a best friend, sometimes you will say no to things that they want you to do. Do the same with your child.

    Don't be afraid to say no once in a while. Just be sure to explain why not. It is always important to be explaining things to your children so that they can understand.

    At other times, just have a great time together. Always remember that they really are your best friend whether you like it or not.

  • 04

    Ask Your Toddler Plenty of Questions

    It certainly is such a joyous moment when you hear your child speak their first word for the first time. It is so astounding that it is almost as if you didn't think that they would ever learn to talk.

    This is such a joyous moment for you, because you suddenly realize that your child is growing up. Also, you didn't know exactly when this moment would come. You didn't know just what their first word would be either.

    You will surely be asking them to repeat it over and over again.

    That is what this tip here is all about. While awaiting that first word spoken by your toddler, remember to ask your toddler plenty of questions everyday. Ask them questions as often as you can. This is a great way to show them that you really do care about what they think about things.

  • 05

    Be Patient

    Be very patient with your toddler. They will be speaking their very first word when they are good and ready to. Do not push them. It is totally up to them to decide when they want to speak their first word.

    It is up to your child what word they will choose to be their first word, too. You can try all you want to have your child's first word to be mommy, but they might decide to say daddy, or any other word that they feel like speaking.

    Your child will be speaking before you even know it. Just remember to be patient, and feel free to use these tips while you are waiting for these precious words to begin coming out from your toddler's mouth for the very first time.

    Enjoy spending as much good, quality time that you can with your child while awaiting their very first word to be spoken.





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  • goodselfme 2/28/2011 Flag This Comment

    Good ways to have a toddler talk at an early age. Parents can do so much to encourage this communication.

  • pbartelssc 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    When they do finally start to talk, they will come up with words and ideas that delight the soul.

  • penelope7 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    I was just showing my 11 month old great niece how to identify eyes, nose, mouth, ears, head. She was pretty good because when I said nose, she started smacking her lips. Good for the first try. I like your list. Being natural accounts for a whole lot. Thanks. H5

  • clewand550 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    I love this article. This is so true. When my daughter was young, everyone always told me how smart she was and how advanced she was. She was are only one for the first 5 years and was around adults all the time. She seemed to catch on to everything very early. I talked to her all the time. She learned very early how to talk. Nice list of 5.

  • MirandaGrimm 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list! I agree with them all! Making eye contact with your toddler while talking to them is important, engage engage engage! GREAT read!!

  • Ddraig 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great top 5. I am extremely talkative. I talk to my children as I do an adult. Other's have commented how mature they sound. I have two more yet to learn.

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