When it comes to baby language, it is important to keep in mind that each child develops language at his own pace.
Language development has two dimensions, the first one that develops is receptive dimension. That is the comprehension of words, in other words the ability to understand what is said. The second is expressive dimension, which are the words the child uses to express himself.
From 18 months they start using around 20-50 words. They understand a lot of words, can follow two-step commands and start making two word sentences. They love nursery rhymes and songs and listen to short stories. They can point to 6 body parts.
By 12 months the child recognizes and responds to his name. They babble loudly and sometimes their babbles sound like real language with variations in volume and tone.
At this age they start to repeat words and imitate sounds. They can identify pictures in books and respond to one-step commands, e.g. give me the block
Discover the secret of language development in children:
Infant language development - Learn to interpret your infants sounds and cries and respond to his/her needs quickly and effectively.
Toddler language development - The more you listen and respond to your toddler, the better he/she will become at communicating with you.
Repetition is very important in baby language development and learning baby to talk.
Be sure to browse through all the language development pages that is broken down in different age groups.
Read more about the different language development stages.
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