Vocabulary

Heather - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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How many words can anyone else's toddler born in May 2007 say? My daughter says a handful of things but is not saying alot of new things. I am a little worried but I keep saying new words to her and ask her what color things are and how she is, etc. Should I be worried or let it be and let her words come naturally?

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Patricia - posted on 03/26/2009

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All kids are different. My daughter started speaking in sentences around 18 months. She was a parrot for halloween because she repeated everything.  Now she can identify all letters of the alphabet, numbers 1-10, shapes, and  basic colors. I have talked to her non-stop since birth and read books to her everyday. She has a mother goose nursery rhyme book and she can recite(almost word for word) many of the rhymes in the book.  She recites pages from other books too, I am so proud of her and encourage her as much as possible. Sometimes I forget she's not even 2 yet because she talks so well and is very independent.

Katrina - posted on 03/24/2009

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I would let it come naturally, but you have to help her learn the words, like you are. My son can say a LOT of words, he can count to 13 and gets half of the ABC's. I am teaching him colors, but he isn't quite getting them yet. He can say them, just not what color is what. I think that my son has the vocabulary of a 3 year old though, he can say sentences already! He is just too smart. I think that your daughter is doing just fine, just keep teaching and she will get it.

Sabrina - posted on 03/22/2009

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She's verbal and hears well? You have nothing to worry about....I's say at least 20-30 words consitenly

Heather - posted on 03/17/2009

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Thanks to all for all the input. I has helped alot and I know that I need to let her speech develop naturally and keep repeating things to her and reading to her. Each child is unique and will develop at their own unique pace!

Kristin - posted on 03/16/2009

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Hi there....I'm new here and thought I would post on this conversation first....My daughter has a HUGE vocabulary....she can count to ten, talks in 4-5 word sentences, says everything she hears...including swearing (I know my bad) lol...oh and knows when to say "pease and tanks" lol.....I wouldnt worry too much tho, my son was 3 before I could even understand him slightly...he is almost 7 now and there is NOTHING wrong with his vocabulary now...lol

Eve - posted on 03/15/2009

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I dont think u should worry about that. My baby says 2-3 world sentences, but this just came lately :) so don't worry

Donna - posted on 03/14/2009

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I have the same worry, my two eldest daughters could hold a full conversation sing a couple of nursery rhymes and count to 15 by 18 mths, my 22 mth old prob says about 15 words at the most
I have been told this is prob a boy thing, so am waiting to the 2 yr check to voice my concerns, but have been around enough children to know some just dont talk til they want to lol xx

Yasmin - posted on 03/14/2009

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Hi Heather, From what I hear , my daughter`s pediatrician says every child thrives at their own pace, so don`t worry, let it come to her naturally...But don`t stop taking to her..My Daughter can say alot of things too, but sometime she picks up words in the moment and other times it just slips her mind.I notice though, when she watches her favorite shows like barney or caillou or dora repeatedly after the third time or so she has the words stuck in her head or the songs too...:)Kids learn from their environment, so it will come to her, not to be concerned:) tc

Kylie - posted on 03/11/2009

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Maddison is also the same, she will only say a few words, mummy and daddy mainly. But I definately know she is comprehening what I say because she normally does as asked or will shake her head. So don't worry I am sure they will speak more in the near future, I am not concerned at the moment .....

Naomi - posted on 03/11/2009

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I wouldn't worry. my 3 year old was a late talker. I wish i had given him more time before putting him in speech, i think he just needed more time for things to conect in his head. my may 2007 baby says a handful of things but has no difficulty communicating. Just keep up what you are doing and give her time : )

Jenna - posted on 03/10/2009

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dont worry at all, my daughter was a late talker, she did not say here first word till she was 18 months, now she can say at least 20 and puts two words together she has an older brother who untill she started school used to say everthing for her, no she has learnt for ask for herself. i am a nursery nusrse my self so i know that children are very different and develop at very different times, the usual age to start to worry is 3 so if i were you i would just keep saying words to her again and again as it can take you saying something up to 100 times before they recognise it and say it for them selves.



Jenna x

Tanya - posted on 03/10/2009

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I wouldn't worry about this yet. My Devlin can say a lot of words but still does not put even 2 words together. We keep trying to get him to but he won't. I kind of wonder about it sometimes but I am not going to worry just yet. We'll see what his Dr says at his 2 yr appt.

Kudirat - posted on 03/10/2009

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I dont think u should worry about that. my daughter has alot of words but she can't put them together as sentence yet. kids are different with time her words will come naturally

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I wouldn't worry about it too much, some kids learn a little later than others. My son can say about 30-40 words, but he can't put many sentences together. He can say like "it's cute" or "hey daddy" but that's about it for that.

Ivy - posted on 03/09/2009

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I remember my nephew didn't say his first word 'till he was almost 2.  But once he started he NEVER shut up.  I think he just wanted to be sure he could do it first.  My daughter is a blabber mouth, all kids are different and learn at their own speed.  Make sure people don't talk baby talk to her, that makes it harder for them to learn words.

Karen - posted on 03/08/2009

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not to worry at all... Aaron has speech therapy 30 min every week because of his cleft lip and palate.  his speech therapist says that its completely normal for toddlers to be limited to 10 words or less at this age, the most important thing is that they are comprehending what is being said to them and they are following simple instructions.  That means the know the words they are just being shy about saying them. 

Karen - posted on 03/08/2009

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Aaron says around 30 words.... his newest thing is repeating everything he hears..... oh boy!!!

Lisa - posted on 03/08/2009

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Some toddlers take a while to say lots. My daughter ella is very forward......she strings sentences together. Today she said "i want to sit here mummy". But my other 3 were not so forward in their talking. They are all different xxx

Andrea - posted on 03/07/2009

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I wouldn't be worried at all! They are going to learn at their own pace! But if its something that really concerns you ask your doc. Alivia can say probably 60 words... but probably only uses a good thirty usually. But she is makin strides and saying more things. We are at the point now where we really have to watch what we say because she is starting to repeat.... the other day she said "F YOU!" This is not good! lmao

Amanda - posted on 03/06/2009

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I would not worry! Some children talk later! Some kids this age are already saying the alphabet which is crazy to me cause my daughter is no where near that! She's not the clearest talker so I have not really worked with her on the alphabet! I would just try to point out what things are and/or get some baby books. My daughter loves to be read to! My sister is a teacher and I've talked to her about my daughter's talking and she said she would not worry about it until she's two or two and half. I'd give it a little more time!

Amie - posted on 03/02/2009

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I wouldn't overly worry about it too much. I haven't counted our daughter's words in quite awhile but she's talking in sentences so it's kind of hard to. She also though has two older siblings who she idolizes and spends a lot of time with, as well as other kids our friends have that are close to her age so it's helped her learn quicker than our older ones did. If she isn't talking more by the time her 2nd b-day comes around though I'd talk to the doctor then and see what he/she suggests. Might be a delay or she might just be stubborn and not ready to talk. =)

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