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5 Tips to Speed Your Toddler's Speech Development

Speech and language development depends on the interactions and time spent with the baby. Help speed up your child’s speech development with the following tips.

Toddler years are very important because they learn a lot during this time and grow and develop in different ways as well. There are many things that they learn automatically and for many aspects they require support from parents.

Toddlers explore the world around them and try to learn things from what they see, feel and come across. You must have seen that some children speak up faster while some are slow when it comes to speech and language development. It is not always that your child has some problem; it can be perhaps your lack of attention that delayed your child’s speech and language development.

Since toddlers understand a lot as compared to what they say, they can get frustrated at times when you do not understand what you want to say. So, here are some tips that can help you support your toddler learn language and encourage to have a strong expansive bond.

Tips to Help Speed Your Toddler’s Speech Development

Here is how you can speed your toddler’s speech development.

1. Spend Exclusive Time

It is quite possible that you had a hectic day and you do not want to do anything else. But since you have a toddler to pay attention to, you will have to calm yourself down and attend to him. It is not always necessary to spend a specific time with your toddler because they learn language every time they interact with you. You can talk to your child when changing diaper, giving bath, during meal time and anytime, in fact. The only thing you need to do is talk to him or her slowly so that he or she catches your words clearly.

2. Understand and Look at Your Child When You Speak

When you speak slowly, your toddler will try to imitate your lip movement and try to speak as well. You can repeat easy to speak words so that he or she talks with you.

3. Have Patience

Today every parent wants everything as quickly as possible. Teaching your toddler words and activities will take time. You should have patience and do not get annoyed when things do not turn out as you thought them to. You will have to wait and see whether your child follows your words or not.

4. Just Talk to Your Child

Do not compare or count the age and time of your child. Instead of teaching numbers and alphabets to your toddler, teach him or her to communicate his or her needs and wants properly. This is the most important time of your child’s development and you should teach him or her and help him or her have natural experiences. Ask questions to your toddler and let him or her answer.

5. Pay Attention to Type of Toys

Children learn language in everything they do. They use language when they are playing and so taking a look at the toys and games your child plays, you will get an idea about many things. It is good to provide toys that do not tell everything but makes the child do and learn.

Although every child is different and follows his or her own pace of development, there are certain predictable ways in which you can speed up the process. Reading to your baby will also help him or her learn a lot about language. Pay attention to his or her needs and let him or her express everything through words and then sentences.
Do not hurry up at any point. Spending time and having patience will help in proper development of your child not only in language learning, but in all respects as well. Always speak to your child clearly and make sure he or she understands what you say.

How to improve a toddler’s speech and language development? What can parents do in case of delayed speech and language development? Which activities can help in speech and language development? Discuss here.

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Ishika.2 years ago
Reading to children can also help in their speech development. Read to them will also improve their vocabulary.
Sneha.2 years ago
Talking to children is very important to speedup their speech development.
Palak.2 years ago
Yes, I agree, talking to children is a must to speedup the speech development.
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