13 ways to keep up with your 2 year old vocabulary list
Is your 2 year old not talking but babbling? This article will inform you all you need to know.
If you’ve been keeping up with your 2 year old vocabulary list, you might now be finding it impossible to keep up. The typical young preschooler picks up new words every single day and will soon be able to string them together in sentences from two to four words long. Speech development occurs at different paces, which can lead parents of slow talkers to worry. Surprisingly, not all speech milestones involve talking.
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Signs to note in keeping up with your 2 year old vocabulary list
Look for reassuring signs of language development in your children by watching his behavior as well as listening to his words. Among the language-related skills expected between 24 and 36 months include the following but not limited to them:
- Listens to a story with pictures (staying engaged as you discuss them).
- Plays pretend games.
- Enjoys looking at picture books, turning pages, and naming what he sees.
- Can answer questions with “yes” or “no.”
- Can follow a simple request.
- Learns new words quickly.
- Copies words parent speaks.
- Names common foods and objects he has regular contact with.
- Identifies body parts.
- Refers to self by name and knows last name.
- Knows about 200 words by 24 months and 450 words by 30 months.
- Uses two words together by 24 months and three- to four-word sentences by 36 months.
- Sings songs and knows a nursery rhyme or two.
If you feel your child is not on schedule with speech or has suddenly stopped progressing or regressed, tell your doctor. An audiology screen and evaluation by a speech-language pathologist can determine if there’s something wrong (such as hearing loss) and design an early-intervention plan to help.
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