Having a child in the house and the whole house seems to be quiet all the time due to inability of the baby to talk properly it’s one of the things that gets parents really angry.
At least from the age of 7 months and above any little child should be able to start making some audible sounds apart from the crying and also trying to pronounce some words like mama, papa. In some kids no matter how hard you trying to read and sing to your child still some wouldn’t even make an attempt to speak.
Helping our babies acquire language skills could be less tasking and natural that you could ever imagine. May be easier and more natural than we always think, actually learning how to talk. And the course art of communication is wider and broader than our child acquiring new words and voicing them out when asked to do so. It’s all about being a patient parent who will always think about the fun part of the whole process, have fun while teaching the child, being able to repeat each word severally without getting pissed, making it look like real fun to avoid the child from feeling like a failure and so that the child will catch up and at least pronounce the word. You will always succeed, all you know is that the more you keep talking and interacting with them. Soon you will begin to see some changes.
While they’re still in the womb, then after birth, though communication skills may not be immediate but be rest assured that babies can actually take weeks to assimilate words they hear every day.
Words, however, can’t exist in a vacuum. Think of language skills, the more they blossom, the more they must be nurtured. This means consistent interactions as your child gets older.
First, when speaking to your child, allow for a response, even if he isn’t old or verbal enough to give one. Be patient enough with the child. If your child misidentifies certain colors or objects, be sure to acknowledge the effort in and of itself. For parents without the luxury of staying home, many child-care facilities embrace similar tactics and plan such curriculum around them.
Of course, understanding comes most easily when it’s fun and rewarding. When our daughter picks up new words and phrases, we clap and cheer them up.
When speaking to them. The more direct one-on-one interactions you can have, the happier and more engaged your baby is going to be.
By 0 to 4 months, children mimic certain noises and are particularly interested in the level of your voice.
4 to 7 months, sounds 7 to 12 months Sounds diversify into grunts and squeals; first words usually emerge around baby's first birthday.
12 to 18 months: Vocabulary grows exponentially; multiple- word combinations are not unusual.
18 to 30 months: Small phrases, sentences and more.
If by 18 months your child isn't speaking at least 15 words, contact your pediatrician. Don’t write it off as a phase. The sooner you have your child checked the better.
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