20 month talks counts and sings is this normal?

Amy - posted on 01/02/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Hi
my 20 month old little girl Ava can talk fluent now she has conversations with people and she understands everything, she counts and sings lots of songs. She has been talking since she turned one started off saying one word here and there but now she is talking more than my nephews and all my firneds children who are two three. is this not abnormal? does anyone know?

Thanks

Amy

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Crystal - posted on 01/23/2011

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I wouldn't say its abnormal, if anything i would be excited my child is so smart. I was talking to this mom at a park one day and she was telling me about how her son started to talk in complete sentences before he was 2. She said that back then he was smarter than he was "supposed" to be but now he's 5 or 6 and he's evened out with all the other kids. I guess the only thing is to make sure she's soaking up all the right things, and not anything she shouldnt know at this age. She just seems to be a very bright child and there's nothing wrong with that.

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Demelza - posted on 01/31/2011

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if my child could talk as good as that i wouldnt say she was abnormal i would be really happy she could talk so well, ur lucky i wouldnt be worried at all.

Nicole - posted on 01/31/2011

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She is a very special girl!!! You have what they call a "gifted" child. Keep encouraging her to learn and grow more! Knowlege is power and she has a head start on life. My son sings and understands everything but isn't able to enunciate as well as he'd like right now. The best thing to do for gifted children is to keep them challenged. When you do put them in school make sure to have them evaluated and placed in the correct learning bracket. If they are underchallenged it could lead to rebellion, boredom, and unwillingness to participate. Congrats on your baby Einstein!

Laura - posted on 01/30/2011

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no its not abnormal, my wee girl was the same and shes a real wee chatter box. a lot of people say boys are slower at talking than girls, which i see myself as my wee boy isnt taking asw wel as caley was at his age. the health visters and a few other professionals have told me she is very clever and i should encourage her with jig-saws and books. dont worry about her she be a doctor or a lawer someday

Amy - posted on 01/22/2011

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Hi thanks for replying, you askd whenthe sentences come in? Ava started talking at 1 she was saying mummy daddy no yes etc then it just built up she counted to ten at 17 months and knew all her colours by 18 months, she talks fluently now so it does not take long trust me it was so fast its scary, all my friends babies are the same age and its embaressing when we go out because ava just does her own thing and comes over asking me questions all the time and saying things like mummy i need to goto the toilet they sit there looking shocked but it is embaressing because there babies are just sitting there around there legs and they are so babyfied compared to Ava, but I was thinking that they baby them lots and I have never done this with Ava, I think that if you baby them and worry about every little thing then it stops them from developing as quick. I think sometimes Mums have just gotta give in a bit and let there babies explore and learn instead of worrying about silly things lol. xxxx

Leona - posted on 01/19/2011

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Hi
My little man is very talkative as well and is doing really great with sentence construction. His dad and I are able to have a conversation with him and he is able to understand and reply accordingly. The pronunciation may not be perfect yet, but we and the extended family is able to understand him.
Another facet to him which we are enjoying immensely, is his love for sport and how well his motor skills have developed and he has very good hand to eye coordination. His favorite sport to play is soccer which delights his grandfather to no end.

Shirley - posted on 01/19/2011

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Yes this is normal for girls. Both my girls were early talkers, my eldest daughter now nearly 3 started talking at the age of 6 months, she now can add and subtract single digits, My 2nd daughter who is about to turn 2 can count to 10 in 2 languages, sings all day long, and talks sentences. Physiologically girls are more articulate than boys. Also children who have slower gross motor skills ( walk later ) will often develop their language skills earlier, babies brains can only deal with learning one thing at a time ( either walking or talking) Enjoy it!! There is nothing better than having conversations with your little ones :)

Natasha - posted on 01/14/2011

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my daughter is 21 months now she has a 4yr old sister, and she has been in daycare since she turned 1 my daughter really catches on fast, she sings her abc's says her numbers says some words better than her sister, i just think kids these days are jus really smart but its very normal i thnk

Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2011

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my first 2 children were very slow to talk but my son also 20 months is very inteligent he also chats non stop and loves singing i think its because ive always spoke to him properly and never baby talked to him like i did my daughters

Christine - posted on 01/05/2011

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My daughter is 20 months (just about 21months) she can name off just about every animal you can think of along with what they say, she knows her colors and can count to 5. she has a full vocabulary and is well above most kids i know this age, but she doesnt speak in sentences yet. I was wondering when the sentences come in. Sicne she can do everything else. Its ncie to hear that there are other kids in and around her level. I find it hard sometimes to deal with other kids the same age cause they seem so far behind her, as horrible as it is to say. I would not worry about it at all! be thankfull thst you have a smart child, you must be doing something right! Keep on doing what your doing. Every child learns at theur own pase and sometimes some are faster then others and some take to other things faster as well.

Bernadette - posted on 01/05/2011

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Put is this way - it isn't NOT normal. Different kids develop at different rates, and some are just early bloomers. My daughter is the same, she sings, counts to about 14, knows all of her animals and what they say (and can even pretend to be one if you ask her to) and talks in sentences. People are constantly surprised at how fluently she talks, and the fact that she actually responds to them rather than just repeating them. My dad just said to Ella today "you talk too much." She turned around with a big pout on her face and said "I NOT talk to much." She has just turned 21 months. The best part about it is that, because she understands so much, it's possible to reason with her already - for example, if she doesn't want dinner but wants something else instead, I'm able to say to her "dinner first, then you can have that" and she will immediately sit down and eat her dinner. It's also how we got around the hurdle of teeth brushing - she always wanted to take the toothbrush and do it herself. But I was able to say to her "mummy's turn, THEN Ella's turn" and she would settle right down and let me do it. It makes life so much easier with a child who can understand what you are talking about, and can also understand cause and consequence. Of course, you also have to be a lot more careful about what you do say......!

Meredith - posted on 01/04/2011

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My daughter just turned 20 months and she is also a little smarty pants. She counts to 10, knows her colors, and speaks very well. Out of the 8 kids in her daycare, one other little girl can keep right up with her. It's not abnormal, but we are very lucky. I'm just going to keep feeding her appetite for learning and be very grateful.

Helen - posted on 01/03/2011

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Definitely count your blessings. My eldest is 20 months and hasnt said a proper word yet. He has his own "version" of words but thats all, and it makes it so difficult to communicate with him. We read books all the time and im talking to him all the time and have basically done everything they tell you in the books to do to get them talking but at the end of the day each child is different. Good job!

Amanda - posted on 01/03/2011

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Hi Amy. This is not common, but it is not abnormal. She is just a fast talker. My son is also 20 months and he says full sentences, understands everything, sings. Some kids are just quicker in this area than others. Enjoy it as it certainly makes life easier when they can communicate back to you! Amanda

Lauren - posted on 01/03/2011

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Every baby develops at a different pace so not point in comparing my daughter can name and mimic nearly any animal you can think of from 18 months just remember your child at this age is like a sponge so instead of worrying nurture the fact she absorbs things so well and keep teaching and talking! :-)

Casey - posted on 01/02/2011

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My son was the same- an early & articulate communicator. He could carry on a conversation with anyone w/out me standing by to translate & he is now a super smart 3y/o who continues to amaze.
So, no I don't think it's abnormal at all! We are just waiting to see if he is gifted- it's my understanding that IQ tests done on kids under school-age are aren't very accurate...
Count your blessings!

Amy - posted on 01/02/2011

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Thanks for replying, shes much more forward than my friends abies who are all around 2 so i was thinking god id thhis right lolo.

Jan - posted on 01/02/2011

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No I dont think that at all. My son comes out with odd words and sings and seems to know what is going on and he is 20 months old.. However my niece was talking and singing at about the same time as your daughter so I wouldnt worry about it,.

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