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It is an important question to ask. So many get worried if their kid doesn't start talking by a certain age and they want to know that the child is okay and on the right track.
I started to talk when I was 4 months old, but no one could understand what I was saying of course...
thanks for sharing
Good grief, do people actually ask that?
thanks. just talk to them! NORMALLY. describe things in easy to understand details!
From the time my children were born I spoke to them like they could understand everything I said. If they showed interest in something I would explain what it was. My daughter could say Mama and Dadda at 5 months. She had a 10 word vocabulary (things like ball, tree, dog, etc.) by 7 months and by 1 year was speaking in short sentences (and hasn't shut up since :) , she's now 26). She even made up words if she didn't have the full vocabulary to do it, such as once she found a feather when she was about 11 months old and told me she found a "bird leaf", a good concept. When she was 3 making a mud dish in a pot in the yard I asked her what she was making and she told me "conservation leaf soup". Where that came from I'll never know, but we still laugh about it. Note to parents: write down the funny things they say, it makes a great present for them when they grow up.
If this helps anyone -
I discovered very young that I wasn't particularly dumb or smart though I was credited with both; I just learned differently than others.
So don't get worried about your kid. (My folks did and mainstreamed me in directions they had no business directing me towards). I didn't speak at all til I was almost 16 months, but started out with full, complete 5-word sentences.
And it's continued my whole life - I have a hell of a time figuring something out, but once I do, my acceleration catches up to a normal graph almost immediately.
It's just like that with some people.
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Good information. Thanks Kara
all great advice...
Amazing, thanks for sharing.
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