How much does your 3 year old really talk?

Brooklyn - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 55 moms have responded )

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Can your 3 year old carry on a converstaion with you? Do they talk clearly and understand what your saying to them and asking of them. Does my son need a little help to really get talking? He may be a little behind but I think he is improving every day. He can count to 20 and loves to sing he can ask for somthing when he really wants it. His father thinks it could be more serious. Any ideas?

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Hayden - posted on 09/11/2009

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Well with the new baby yes he is probably acting out...I have learned ytou never compare your children to others because every child is different.

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If you have any concerns, then I would ask the pediatrician at his next appointment. I have a 3 year old son and my daughter will be 2 in October. Both of them can have a conversation...my son tells all kinds of stories. His favorite is..."Mommy, do you know what was in my backyard this morning?". I'll say "No, what did you see?" "There was a rhino in my backyard" It changes everyday...tigers, monkeys. Who knows what it's going to be tomorrow. My daughter typically says 6 words at a time when she's talking. She's the one that's into singing...for sure. They can both understand and carry out instructions quite well. My son will take his shoes off and put them on the shelf...when I ask him to. My daughter will do clean up time...when I ask her. She loves to sing the "Clean up, Clean up" song...and sometimes she dumps out all of her tea party stuff and plays for a little bit and then she just cleans up on her own.



We enjoy PAT-Parents As Teachers. Once every couple of months Cheryl comes and she brings puzzles and games. It's so much fun for the kids and for my husband and I. Then, once a year she does a screening to see where they are at developmentally. She will have them stack blocks, identify pictures, etc. You might check that out. Chances are that he's fine. Every kiddo just goes at their own pace. I've also found that going to the library and taking books & puzzles home--can be a great, cheap way to have a variety of educational fun! Hope that this helps!

Brooklyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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He is the first and he has really been spoiled. I think it is nothing to worry about. His brother is 9 months and I think that may have somthing to do with it. He never really had to say much to get what he wanted until his brother came along. It bothers me that my husband seems to comare him to other childern his age and thinks there could be a real issue. We are going to talk to thew doctor next week and I am a little apprehensive. Thanks

Hayden - posted on 09/11/2009

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I feel the same bout mine sometimes my husband tells me he is fine. Mine will be three on Monday. No he does not carry on a conversation. He does understand what I ask for him and half the time when he does carry on a conversation I can't understand but a few words. He doesn't count to 20 but he does sing not that ne one but him knows what he is sayin...Is he your first? I think with the first the tend to be babied more so they don't talk as much or as fast...just my thoughts. hope it helps you...

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