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Child Development: 6 Reliable Tips


Child Development: 6 Reliable Tips that help your baby learn to talk

0 to 6 months 

  • Keep your baby close and stare at them while you talk to them. Babies love to look at faces. They are observant and will respond when you speak.
  • Chat with the chat about your activities while they feed them, alter their diets or wash them.
  • Song to your child This helps them to tune into the rhythm of the language.
  • Replay the sounds your baby’s voice makes in their own voice This helps your child learn about listening and sharing in conversations.
  • Sing-song-like voice It helps keep your child’s focus.
  • Child development is a fascinating journey filled with milestones, and one of the most significant is when your little one starts to speak.

from 6-12 months

  • Name and point out things that you both observe For example, “Look, a cat”. This will help your child develop vocabulary and, over time, they’ll begin to mimic your actions. As your baby grows older, you can add more details like, “Look, a black cat”.
  • Start reading books with your child It is not necessary to need to read the text on the pages, simply discuss what you observe.
  • Use a dummy only at night when you’re ready to go to sleep. It’s hard to understand how to speak using a dummy inside your mouth. It is best to quit using dummies for a period of 12 months.
  • Games such as “peek-a-boo” and “round and round the garden”. This will teach your baby important life skills, such as sharing paying attention, and listening.
  • In the symphony of child development, each milestone represents a note, and together, they create the beautiful melody of a child’s growth

12-18 months

  • When your kid is trying to pronounce an expression but comes up with it wrong, use the word correctly. For instance when they point at the cat and then say “Ca!” then you must respond “Yes, it’s a cat”. Don’t criticize or scold you off for using the wrong word.
  • Expand the vocabulary of your child by giving them options like, “Do you want an apple or a banana? “.
  • Books and toys which make sound can help your child’s skills in listening.
  • Sing nursery rhymes or songs as your child develops, particularly those that include specific actions, like “Pat-a-cake”, “Row, row, row your boat” and “Wind the bobbin up”. Engaging in the activities helps your child remember the words.
  • Child development is a tapestry woven with the threads of love, guidance, and encouragement, creating a beautiful portrait of a child’s potential.

Child Development

18-24 months

  • Words that repeat like “Where are your shoes? “, “Are you wearing blue shoes today?” And “Let’s put your shoes on”. Repetition helps your child remember the words.
  • Follow simple guidelines your child can comprehend some basic instructions in this stage like “Get your coat” or ‘”Shut the door”. Simple and concise instructions will make it easier for your child to understand.
  • You can ask “Where’s you? …” child?” – ask the child their nose, ear, foot, and so on.
  • Make sure your children limit their television time to a maximum of 30 minutes for kids younger than 24 months old. Reading and watching stories can be beneficial when your child is developing their speaking skills.
  • In child development, unlocking your child’s potential begins with fostering their ability to communicate effectively. From their first babble to forming coherent sentences, each step is a testament to their remarkable development.

2 to 3 years old

  • Help them to build sentences Your child will begin to construct simple sentences about 2 years old. Make sure to respond using sentences that are a couple of words longer. For instance If they say “sock off”, respond by saying “yes, we’re taking your sock off”.
  • Keep your child’s interest by introducing your name right at the beginning of an expression. If you are asking a question, allow your child plenty of time to respond.
  • Help them understand the meaning of words that can be used together like, for instance it is possible to demonstrate a ball, rattle, and teddy. then use the word ‘toy’ to describe it’.
  • Use sounds that have the meaning (symbolic sound effects), like saying “whoops” or “uh-oh” when you accidentally drop something or say “meow” while showing them an image of the cat.
  • Turn off the TV and radio Background noise can make it difficult for your kid to hear you.
  • Chat while you clean Children of this age love helping. Talk about the things you’re doing while you tackle chores such as cooking, shopping and cleaning.
  • Child development is a complex and beautiful process. By providing a supportive environment and using effective techniques, parents can play a pivotal role in helping their child become a confident communicator

Consider that your child could have a language or speech issue?

If you’re concerned about your child’s language or speech development, speak to you GP or health care professional. If needed, they’ll send your child to the local speech and therapy department you’d prefer that, you could send your child to an therapist for speech and language yourself.

I Can’s I Can website has answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding assessment of language and speech as well as information on the assessments it provides.

How can you support your child who is bilingual?

Many children are raised in families where multiple languages are spoken. This could be a boon for children who are studying. Being able to speak another language can help the growth of English.

It is important to communicate with your child in the language that you feel comfortable with. It could be that one parent is using one language while another parent is using another language. Children are able to adapt quite easily.

Helping your child learn to talk isn’t just about words; it’s about building a foundation for self-expression, social interaction, and cognitive growth. Discover the essential strategies that empower your child development Journey.

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