Your Toddler is not Talking – Now What?

There can be many reasons as to why your little one may not be talking. As they begin to learn how to speak, the more fun we can make it, the more interested your child will be. As you go through the activities below, keep in mind that every child learns at a different pace. We can’t expect that one solution will work for all.

When it comes to teaching your child to talk, there are a variety of ways we can encourage growth. Start by talking to your child. Let them know you are interested in what they say and do! As you play with your child, talk with them and then give them the opportunity to talk to you. You want your child to feel confident that you are listening. Every time you interact and play with your child, there is an opportunity for learning!

Activities:
1. Singing – Sing nursery rhymes with your child.
2. Reading – Point to objects/animals as you read a book.
3. Playing games: Pop Bubbles, Play with Puzzles, or Play Simon Says.

Check out the link below for some extra help!
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a539841/helping-your-toddler-to-talk

Chelsea, Speech Therapy Team