How well your 3 yr old speak ?

Achla D - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )

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My son was born on 09.22 ..He know almost all words but he can't make join them in conversation ...

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Dee - posted on 05/21/2010

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my son was born 09-03-06 his surprises me wit his speach.....he can say everthing i say which is ok till he tries to yell and talk to me like im a baby lol

Gisela - posted on 05/20/2010

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me n her daddy never used that baby talk with her.. we talked to her right since she was a baby n now she also uses big words and is really smart for her age as well.. ur right i think that has alot to do with a childs vocabulary.

Gisela - posted on 05/20/2010

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my daughter was born 9/21 n was born a premi. she can make full sentences and knows all her colors.. abc's,, can count 1-10in spanish and 1-20 in english.. she can understand most spanish words and most of the time she surprises me with the things she comes up with..

April - posted on 05/16/2010

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My son was born 5/3/06 and he talks very clearly and in sentences. He didn't really start talking until he got his ear tubes put in. Ever since then I can't get him to be quiet for anything! I tell him all the time give me 1 min of peace and quiet its nearly impossible unless he is asleep. so you might want to get his ears checked. Hope this helps

Julie - posted on 05/11/2010

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My son was born 9-21! I just sent him to the school district to be evaluated for his speech. I live in Las Vegas, and the Clark County School District has a speech program for 3 year olds and older. Sean ( my son) definetly qualified. He can say anything, but its hard to understand him. Also, he can't put sentences together either. He starts his speech classes at the beginning of June. The people who evaluated him said he needed alot of help. If you think your son has a problem, see if your school district has something like this. It's free. I found it through something called Child Find. Good Luck to you and your son. I hope this helps.

Georgeia - posted on 05/10/2010

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MY daughter was born 11/14/2006 and speaks very well for her age. Most people think she is at least 5 years old due to her mature nature and use of words.( she uses alot of big words) I think it had alot to do with how my hubby and I speak to her. We never did that baby talk, we have always explained things to her so she can understand what she was doing and stuff like that. She also asks alot of questions to understand why certain things are the way they are. I think this all played a big part in her speaking the way she does today.

Jessica - posted on 05/05/2010

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My children both never had a problem speaking in complete sentences when they were 2-3. I would bring him to Dr to rule out any physical problem and if there is no problem he needs to be seen by a speech therapist or your local health dept may be able to help (especially if you do not have ins) here they will help any child with speech/learning problems free of charge. the sooner you catch a problem the sooner it can be fixed. also you may want to try to push him to speak better (as they would in preschool) by only giving him what he wants when he asks for it correctly is: if he says cup because he wants a drink you tell him he needs to ask correctly like "can I please have a drink" if he wants food he should tell you "I am hungry" but do not give it to him until he does this or at least until he puts his best effort and next time you demand more (say the first time he says "drink" but you push him to say "I want drink", then the following time you need to tell him he needs to say "can I have a drink"). My mom had a similar problem with my sister and this is what helped her, since then (20 yrs later) she wont shut up, lol. hope this helps

Corina - posted on 05/05/2010

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My son was born 3/17 and he always had a problem with speech. I voiced my concerns to his doctor, he would say words but never put them in sentences..Once he turned 3 we called our school district and they evaluated and confirmed he had a speech delay. He now going to preschool which are helping with his speech and I have seen the difference. If you are concern you should get tested because you do not want to delay any help that he may need.

Celeste - posted on 05/05/2010

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My daughter 3,5 is a real chatter box - even talking in her sleep. The problem is too get her to shut up for 5 min :-)

Angel - posted on 05/03/2010

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My son had speech delays. He was born 11/28/06. I had him evaluated in Sept 08 and he was only at a 9-11 month old level. After a year in speech therapy, he was almost back where he should be for his age. He is now speaking in more complete sentences and actually talking ALL THE TIME.

If you have concerns, talk to your pediatrician and have them refer you to a speech therapist for an evaluation. They will want him to have a hearing test to rule out possible hearing problems that can cause delays. BUT then there are some kids that just don't start talking until late.

Jenniffer - posted on 05/01/2010

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My son is 3.3 years old and he speaks clearly and can make out sentences and conversations. As he is the only child in our house, we don't baby talk him that is why he speaks like an adult and I read to him a lot, even before he was born and that helped a lot. If your instinct tells you that something is wrong with your child's speech, it wouldn't hurt if you will have him checked.

Sherri - posted on 04/30/2010

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My son was born on 5/15/06 and has been talking in complete sentences since he was between 18-20mo's old. He speaks so clearly most strangers think he is around 5.

KIMBERLY - posted on 04/26/2010

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my son was born 18/8/2006 and still not started school as he not speaking that well at all 60% of his words is mmmmmm,so its held him back on loads, like potty training i did ask my health visitor for help with getting speach therapy and they sent him for a hearing test what a waste of time he passed.
im still waiting its been 6months now.

Jenny - posted on 04/08/2010

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I have a 3 year old son 9/01 and he started speaking very well when he had his adenoids minimized. Before that, it was hard. After that, everything is smooth. The doctor said it was a blockage. When you have a child, every child does not progress the same way Mom. Your child may learn at a different speed also. Did you talk to him/her in baby talk? Think about it and BE PATIENT

Kristen - posted on 04/05/2010

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I think boys learn language later than girls sometimes, my nephew doesn't talk as well as my daughter or my neice. Give him time and spend time talking to him

Z - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son born on 1/17/2006. He is 4 yo. When he is 3yo he can't speak anything. He mumble something, I don't understand. After seeing speech therapist He is doing fine. It just take more times and patience and read a lot to him .

Kim - posted on 03/22/2010

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My daughter turned 3 in Dec and has always been a great talker. She goes on and on about things. She has been saying sentences since she was 2. I can now understand her better though. I was worried she would need speech therapy(like her older sister should have) but she is so shy she would never talk to anyone so how can they help? I would say by now he should be able to talk in at least short sentences. If your town has an early intervention program(like mine does) I would have him tested or talk to your Ped. I worked with Preschoolers a lot before I had kids and that is what I would tell any Mom at this point. Good luck.

Medic - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son was born 9-1-06 and has spoken very clearly for a long time he can string together sentences and even understands sarcasm and how to use it. He has had an amazing vocabulary and concidering they said due to his ear infections he would be slow to talk hes ahead of the other kids in his class.

Nicole - posted on 03/20/2010

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My son was born 9/16/06 and he speaks very well... He has trouble if the word starts with an "s" but thats about it.. and he has full sentences, paragraphs, makes up stories... My friends son was born in July of 06, and he speaks perfectly fine, same as my son actually.

Priyanka - posted on 03/18/2010

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my son has just starting stambling.I don't what has happen to him.Some time he speaks so well but in some words he is getting problem.It's not like same words.words r different in every talk.

Alicia - posted on 03/17/2010

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my daughther turn 4 on 2/11 she was having problems saying certain words and some things you cant understand she says but she has start speech at school and it has start to work and she getting better she has trouble with her certain letters like f,s,and b

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my little girl was born june 06 and could count to 15 and do her abcs when she was 2 years old and hold a conversation with me and anybody who interacted with her but ..boys can genrally be a little slower but he should be able to make sentences. u should try a health professional who can assist with u and your son.

Laura - posted on 03/12/2010

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my daughter was born 11/13/06 and talks alot she can say alot and she has been making sentances for quite awhile. I also dpnt speak to her like she is a baby I have pretty much used regular words as I would with a friend since she was pretty small. she even calls people to talk to them on the phone I know that she does have words she struggles with like blanket is blanklet and arts and crafts is arts and craps. but that is normal I would probably see about maybe talking to your pediatrician to see what they say about the not joining them in conversation though

Kavita - posted on 03/12/2010

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my son was born on 24 sept 06 & has same problem. usually its assumed that boys start speaking later than girls so i waited till he turned 3. however by then he could only speak a few words and that too not very clearly. he was never interested in striking any conversation and would repsond to us only if he felt like it.
i consulted speach therapy 6 months back and now have seen lots of progress. till we started with the therapy, he was going to pre-school but after that he would be with his grandparents all day and spent most of the time watching TV. he started watching TV sine he was very young and now got addicted to it.. this was totally one way communication as he never required to speak to the TV hence thought of same when it came to othe human beings. i have now totally cut off his TV restricting it to only 1-2 hrs in a day. initial resistance is over now and he does stick to the schedule. we make it a point that he demands or talks in a full sentance if he wants something. i also make him repeat whatever i talk to him. now he talks a lot (but due to late start most of the words are not clear and also the sentance is not structured properly). however the progress is much much better. also have put him in a day care for entire day. since they talk most of times in hindi and english at the day care he mostly speaks in these languages very clearly

Michelle - posted on 03/12/2010

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Apart from having 3 kids of my own, I used to work with toddlers for many years. Your son should be speaking in short sentences by now. Please go to a speech therapist and get him assessed. Don't wait for him to start school, or think that it is a phase and he will grow out of it. Saying some letters and replacing them for others, such as one of my 3 year old twins says m instead of n, is normal for this age. But my other twin doesn't do this. Sometimes kids drop a letter, or replace words with other words that either rhyme or sound like the one they are trying to say. Older toddlers can speak in sentences which are totally clear and understandable. And sometimes they can have a couple of conversations all joined into together where you can pick up some speech and not understand the rest. All kids of course are individuals and develop at their own pace, but at 3 1/2 he should be speaking in short sentences by now. Also as mentioned before, it would be ideal to get his ears checked out too.

Michelle - posted on 03/11/2010

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You should get him checked out for his speech delay...if he has on and is three you might be eligible for free preschool and speech services...Please do NOT wait for him to grow out of it....Call the Regional Center if you lice in a state that has one.

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My daughter was born 5/7. She was not speaking a lot and mumbled. Turned out she had water behind the ears. Has your son had ear infections? That could be something. Speak to the pediatrician. Tell him everything. If he has concerns, he will give you suggestions.

Brittany - posted on 03/10/2010

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My daughter was born 07/10/06, Like Brandy Dill's daughter mine can say pretty much say most words and talk in a sentence.. her only problem is THs like Theodore comes out like Feodore, and Bath comes out as Baf. My mother and I go through it with her and she'll end up saying it right.. but always goes back to saying it the way she wants to lol. I wouldnt push the issue of your son not joining convos just yet.. I mean, once he gets into school and such he might just pick it right up, my niece was like that :/

Catherine - posted on 03/10/2010

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My Daughter has a pretty good vocabulary, Altho i understand what she is saying better than others.. To me she is pretty clear. She can pronounce nearly every name except her own - clearly.. CHARLI comes out Kali/sharli or similar.. Just have to watch her sometimes because she occasionally starts dropping her first letters.. but she has been speaking in sentences and fairly accurantly for 12 months at least. She is just starting to learn past and present tense and geese vs goose.. Trying to get her to say Can't instead of "kaant" (she says this word alot!! lol)

Crystal - posted on 03/10/2010

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My baby girl was born 11/30/06..she started talking at 6 months and hasn't stopped. I never talk to my kids like they are inferior. I treat them all (4) like small adults. Never use baby talk.

Shirley - posted on 03/10/2010

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my daughter was born on the 8th of october. she can speak all the words and make sentences but she can't pronounce them clearly.

Swapna - posted on 03/09/2010

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hi my son is 3.6 month old, he never form an sentence when he was 3, now 2 months ago he started doing so...so dont worry your son need some more months thats it, just read books, keep conversing with him if not also someway he will learn to speak, be happy bye

Sharon - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son was born in 10/8 and he doesn't say all that much. He understands what people are saying to him, but just doesn't say much in return. If you ask him to show you a specific color, letter or number he can- but he'll only say about half of them.

I think part of it is simply because he's never really HAD to talk. He's with me or another family member most of the time- no day care. BUT his sister is 18 months old and starting to get chatty and he's started swimming lessons and Sunday School recently. I've found that with the added socialization he's started increasing his vocabulary and finally stringing words together more to be able to talk to other kids more so than to talk to family or other adults.

Sunayna - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son is 3yrs 8 mo. He is very well spoken and has no trouble making good sentances. He is able to make interesting conversations.I read to him quite often. That does help alot.

Rebecca - posted on 03/07/2010

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my daughter can and does talk in sentences, but sometimes --- just in the past month or so -- she has started speaking in this nonsense 'baby' language ... i have told her i don't understand it, but she will still continue with it. seems to be a mood thing :-S

Brandy - posted on 03/07/2010

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My daughter was born 6/20/06 and can say pretty much any word and talk in sentences. When she is excited she does mumble a lot and you can't understand her. For the letters like L's, W's, and S's that she can't say, I try to correct her until she gets it right. If you keep doing this, it will teach him how to pronounce different letters.

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