Question for my mommy friends.

I have a 2 year old, I'm wanting to try and help her with her speech, she's saying a few words and sentences here and there but I want to help her learn more and grow her vocabulary and help her speech. I'm not sure at what age toddlers start talking. So if anyone could give me some advice on this I would gladly appreciate it! :)

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    01/04/14
    Tessa
    I always talked to my kids like people not baby talk. I think in some way it helped cause they were talking very well by 2 and could hold a full on conversation about 2 1/2.
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    I talk to my girl like she is just a grown up. (without the swear words or big hard words to understand) But she has yet to say a sentence I was just wondering how I could help her with this. I'm going to be getting some flash cards to help her with colors. I was playing with her earlier and she catches on quick to what colors are. So she's ready for it. I'm just curious about her speech.
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    Tessa
    I would try to same thing(flash cards) but with different words and the pictures to match. Teach her a couple then put them in a sentence. I'm sure she'll catch on in no time. All kids are different and learn different and at different times.
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      01/04/14
      HI Sarah! Both my kids seemed to talk earlier than our friends... And by NO MEANS am I insinuating that I did something better or they're smarter... They are just loud mouths like me and their dad...

      However.. I remember a friend asked me one time how I got them to know so many words and we took a walk together every day for a long time.. and I DID notice that even when walking quietly, I was always pointing out things and saying the words and including them in my thoughts... And she was very quiet with her son, just enjoying the walk and the view, but wasn't interacting as much...

      I'm not saying that this is the way.. But I do feel that I was always chatting with my kids.. in the car.. asking questions, helping them in answering correctly.. or filling in the blanks with words they didn't know yet... "Do you see the bird? Is it blue?"... "Pretty yellow sun".. "She has a pretty purple sweater right?"

      Now.. remember.. every child takes their time and I wouldn't worry too much at all.. My kids are 6 and 9 and don't STOP talking...

      Just be with them in their day and your toddler will be fine!!!!
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