I just love the blog Toddler Approved and Playing with words 365. They both provide such great resources for toddlers and for speech development. I ran across a great article on Toddler Approved that was from Playing with Words 365 on ways to help your toddler with speech development. As a career nanny, I have encountered many parents, nannies and families that are concerned with a child’s speech development.
The toddler years are my most favorite. Your little ones are learning SO MUCH every day and it is so amazing to watch. They are discovering their world around them and learning how to maneuver it. This time of development is also huge in terms of speech and language development. Their infant babbles are now turning into real words and they are going from single words to putting words together. It can also be a challenging time, however, because often times toddlers understand much more than they can say and therefore they can become frustrated sometimes…which can lead to tantrums and tears (for both your toddler and yourself!) So how can you help your toddler learn language and foster a strong communicative bond?
Here are five things you can do to help your child’s speech, language and communication development:
My first tip may seem obvious, but slow down. I mean this in a few ways. First of all, life can get busy and we can sometimes sit down at the end of the day and hardly remember what we did because it was all done at lightning speed. Make sure to try to slow down when you can and really talk to your little one during those routines that you often don’t even think about. Children learn language in everyday moments. Everyday routines. Diaper changes, bath time, meal time…these are all so routine yet some of the best times to slow down and talk to your child. These are the moments he is learning the most.
To read the 5 tips that
Katie from Playing with Words 365 shares
on Toddler Approved please visit: