Teaching Tools?

Christinacoy12 - posted on 04/27/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I want to help my son expand his vocabulary but I'm just not sure how to go about it. He's only 16 months old and I'm just not sure what ways to teach. Any advice?

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Amanda - posted on 06/12/2014

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Have you tried giving him some educational apps? I've really liked the ones that I've used (some Disney apps and then one called Best Kids Songs and Stories) and my daughter (now 5) has really enjoyed them. Try looking at some apps for your phone, most of them have games and stories that your son will enjoy, and they are all educational as well.
Hope this helps!

Marie - posted on 06/02/2014

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If you stick with it, he will continue to do better and better. My son does the same thing and there are times I get frustrated and think "I know you can say this!" My older son had a very big vocabulary by 16-18 months and it's been hard to not compare (they always say don't compare...much easier said than done). A speech pathologist I talked to reminded me that there is such a wide range of what is 'normal' for speech and as long as he is trying to say words and has a few (even if they are only words we recognize), then he is fine. Good luck and keep up the good work...before you know it he'll be talking non-stop!

Christinacoy12 - posted on 06/02/2014

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He does that some of the time for example if he is Hungry he will Go to the highchair and say eat or when he is finished he says done. But other times Like when he is thirsty he will just bring me the cup and cry until I give him something

Marie - posted on 06/02/2014

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My son is 16 months old and has been slower to pick up words than his older brother. I have started spending even more time with books and using flash cards to help him identify animals and other words. Make time where you are in a quiet room, without toys and other distractions, where he can focus on you and the book or flashcards. I also have been working on making him ask for things with words, rather than just pointing or grunting. As long as he makes an effort to use the word, I give it to him. I have noticed a significant difference just in making him use the words to get what he wants.

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