bad pronounciation 2 year old?

Tiffany - posted on 01/06/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 yrs 3 months and talks a TON.
Like, says at least 150 words. and long sentences.
She's very smart.
But she really doesnt pronounce things clearly. Of course I know what shes saying - but someone whos not around wouldnt understand half.
Examples: Milk is "mewww" and telescope is "lelecope" and snowman is "moemay" and her name is addison and she says "awwayyy" froggie is "goggie" , boots is "booose" etc.
I guess I'm looking for suggestions to WHY this is? And is there anything I can do to fix it? And is it permanent?

Thanks!

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Delani - posted on 01/07/2011

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If you are concerned you should contact Early On in your state or contact your health department and they will put you in contact with the program available in your area, they will come out and watch your child play and do assessments on her speech and will also be able to give you a graft showing you what letters they should be able to say. Normally it is free and will put your mind at rest, if there is a problem they will be able to help you get the programing needed to get her caught up, feel free to contact me with any questions and I will try and help you find the resources that you need in your state...

Claudette - posted on 01/07/2011

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It's completely normal. When she says the word, just repeat it the way its supposed to sound.

Amy - posted on 01/07/2011

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Just repeat it properly to her and she will likely look at your mouth half the time to mimic how you're saying it. I know a 4 year old and I have NO clue what he's saying. It's frustrating to others, but we somehow decipher our kids' words easily. Just repeat it and continue to talk to her. Sometimes we play at phonics. Like can you go "th"! or go around being snakes saying "Ssssssss". It sure seemed to help our son -who is almost 2.

LaCi - posted on 01/07/2011

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It's totally normal. If a stranger walked into my house and nico was talking they would probably have no idea what he was saying lol. It will fix itself as her skills get better, she just hasn't completely mastered every sound and thats completely normal.

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