How much are your 2 yr olds talking??

Annalea - posted on 11/02/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Do they talk in complete sentences or put more than two words together?

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Tassia - posted on 11/04/2010

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Hi Annalea, my daughter talks in complete sentences. She has an extreemly wide vocabulary. There are some words that she still says strange becuase of habit, I have to constantly remind her to pronounce them properly. She knows her letters, numbers, colors, shapes, animals and recognizes some small words and she can also spell her name (its a short name TRU lol) you name it she knows it. But I have exposed her to everything early because I believe if you teach them they will learn. She loves books we read maybe 20 books daily and if she had her way we would read more.

Marija - posted on 11/04/2010

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My son says 3 words and thats all. He is still on making sounds and I am starting to wonder if he needs to see a specialists or he is just going to be slow at talking. Doctor says see a speciliast, everyone else says they talk when they are ready.

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Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2011

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My son dont talk much. HE is just starting to put 2 words together, but that doesnt mean he cant let you know what he needs! HE is a very smart littlt monkey.

Gillian - posted on 02/24/2011

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She tries to do complete sentences but I am usually only able to understand the last 2 words. My child hears 2 languages english and italian. she speaks more italian and understands engish and says only a few english words.

Rachel - posted on 02/08/2011

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My son talks in complete 6 or 7 word sentences but I think thats better than most kids his age. Not sure if its because he's been in daycare since he was little or beause we read together a lot or maybe both.

Candi - posted on 02/07/2011

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My grandson is 27 months old and can spell his name "Sypher". He also speaks in 5-7 word sentences, can identify the bones in his arm, he just knows so much it is amazing to listen and watch him come up with so many things!

Rebekah - posted on 01/20/2011

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Oh yes, my son talks in sentences and phrases. He talks a lot. He even is now when playing with toys using his imagination and creating dialogue, it's so cute. :)

Charmaine - posted on 01/17/2011

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my 2 year ols she can put 4-5 words together at a time like "not happy mum go away" she is so checky

Laura - posted on 12/29/2010

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Lot and Lots, Full sentances, slang words to my horror too... He is also singing full songs and knows numbers, letters, colours and can read and spell his name. I am and so are many other astonished by his diction, including a daycare provider that i used as a one off recently. I couldn't imagine him not chattering away and communicating to him, i feel for those that don't have this yet, both his cousins didn't until 3+ (down to let found ear problems). His fav complete songs are 12345 once i caught a fish a live and incy wincy spider. We are currently working on hokey cokey with seems to be his next fav with Tommy thumb.. where are you. lol But all this is very much on a as and when he feels like bases.. not when mummy wants to show him off... lol Mean mummy... tehehe

Silvia - posted on 12/27/2010

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My son talks but not always in complete sentences and is still a little difficult to understand. That being said, he knows everything! He knows the alphabet and their phonics, numbers up to 30, colors, shapes, and can read some words! I don't know about the necessity of having an extensive vocabulary and IQ as my son does NOT have such an extensive vocabulary but can understand things and concepts that are far beyond his age. He just happens to be a "man of few words" so to speak.

Jennifer - posted on 12/24/2010

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my son just started with sentences, but sometimes its gibberish. but i think theres still a good amount of time for him to get the hang of it before i start to worry about it.

Cassandra-lee - posted on 12/10/2010

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my daughter is 27mths and speaks in 4 or 5 word sentances. She started going to occasional care at about 19mths 3 days a week for 4hrs a day and I found that her speach really picked up, having the older kids to play with she needed to be on there level so she got better with her words.

Carolyn - posted on 11/30/2010

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My son talks very well. Today, while playing blocks with a friend, he said, "No Callie, build it. Let's build it. I say 'Oh no!' knock down." It completely caught me off guard. I asked him when he learned to put sentences together!

Susan - posted on 11/16/2010

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Our 2 year old DD has been talking in sentences since before her first birthday. Now at 2 there is nothing she cannot say. Her vocab is amazing and her speech is very clear. I would say if you are concerned take him and have him evaluated by your doctor and a speech therapist. I love it when she says "I just love you so much mommy," melts me every time.

Lorra - posted on 11/15/2010

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My daughter is talking a lot.

Just the other day we were grocery shopping with our besties (LOL, my best friends daughter is just a few months younger than mine) and we got them each (non-caffeinated) starbucks kids drinks and set them in the back of one cart together. Well, her friend was crying because she didn't want to sit down and she said "It's ok, we got our drinks" lol.

Also, the little boy I watch is just over a year and still a bit clumsy, well he was handing me his bowl and it looked like he threw it I guess because my daughter says "HEY! Be nice my mama!"

Most of her sentences are 3-4 words, but she says up to 7 word sentences. My favorite though is when she says "Oh thank you, mama!" :) she's so polite!

Jennifer - posted on 11/06/2010

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Peyton talks all the time. She is my little jabber-monkey! She speaks in complete sentences of up to six or seven words, though often those are repeats of the same word. An example of something common for her is, "Come on Mama, follow me!", when she wants to play, especially when she wants to play hide and seek.

She also is learning her letters, can count up to 10 (though she isn't always correct but is starting to get it right more than not) and while she can't spell her name herself, she does recognize it because we have it on her door and stop and spell it every night on the way to bed. She's also learning some spanish from cartoons like "Dora the Explorer" and "Go, Diego, Go!". Like Tassia, I think if you expose them to it, they will learn, they are such sponges at this age.

For those whose children aren't really talking yet...seeing a specialist can't hurt (and may catch something early) but a lot of kids just don't talk early. I have a girlfriend who was worried about her nephew because he refused to speak beyond single word sentences until he was nearly three and then suddenly it was complete, complex, sentences. He'd just waited until he knew how to do, TO do it. No doubt they understand far more than their current level of speech might indicate.

Jael - posted on 11/06/2010

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It depends on what my daughter feels like doing. If she wants to she will say up to three sentences in a row. If she doesn't know the words for what she is trying to say she will talk in gibberish. Sometimes she doesn't feel like talking and will only use sign language. If she is really tired or cranky she will just throw a fit. She has favorite words that she likes to use more than others. Being verbal was the thing she decided to do first though, before being mobile she was a late walker and a late crawler. Now she runs like the wind and is constantly asking for things. It can be hard. She is adorable nonetheless. . . whew.

Jessica - posted on 11/06/2010

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Emma is almost 26 months and just recently has she started making "sentences" and repeating things we say. I have been a firm believer that she has understood us for ages now and that she knows lots of words, she just chooses not to use them. She doesn't really do letters or numbers, colours etc yet, but it's great hearing her finally say her own name "Memma!" instead of always "Me!" I still subscrible to the you-know-your-child-best philosophy. Meaning if you think there is a problem there probably is, and vice versa. I am now finding that everyone was correct when they said enjoy the quiet now, cuz once she starts talking she's not likely to stop! :)

Marija - posted on 11/05/2010

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Hi Annalea. Yeh he makes alot of sounds but his words are limited to mama, dad, bye, poo poo and two. His only sentence is "Whos that?"...His Dad didn't talk properly until he was 4yrs old. Keanu hasn't been around many kids or adults for that matter, and has had some problems with his ears. I should probably enjoy it right now, when he does start talking probably won't be able to keep him quiet =) Thanks! Have a good day.

Annalea - posted on 11/05/2010

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Marija my son is like yours...He doesn't talk much but he can say LOTS of words..I think having an older brother is intimidating to him so he never wants to speak but Ive had him tested twice and everyone says he is doing just great and not to worry about a thing.

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Hi Annalea,
My son says about 500 words, and usually talks in 2 word sentences, but occassionally can put 3-4 word sentences together, such as: Mommy, lie down please. (That's when we are playing night-night :)

Tiffany - posted on 11/02/2010

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YEs my son talks very well for his age. he can talk in good sentences. there are some letters he doesnt say very well with certain words but for hte most part he talks good.

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