1 1/2 year old not talking like she should

Janae - posted on 06/29/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 1 1/2 She says little words like mama, dada, car, juice, etc. how do i get her to say sentences when she talk?

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Janae - posted on 06/30/2013

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She'll be 2 next week. most babies her age are already talking. i was concerned.

Motherjournalist4Him - posted on 06/29/2013

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The best way to encourage your child to speak in sentences is to talk in sentences to her...be very verbal yourself, and give her opportunities to try...listen and respond. I think you have nothing to worry about with your 1 1/2 year old. My three year old did not mumble 30 audible words in one week...we participated in early childhood intervention provided by the state, and I am pleased to report that he went on to be a leader among his peers and an excellent, above grade level student. Point being: Don't stress or worry!

Becky - posted on 06/29/2013

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She's actually right on target. Most children don't start making sentences until they are closer to the age of 2.

Jodi - posted on 06/29/2013

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At her age you shouldn't really be expecting her to speak in any sort of sentence. A couple of words strung together maybe (this is the age they begin to do that) but sentences? No......

Just keep having conversations with her. If she says "juice yum" (or something), repeat back to her in a full sentence "The juice is yummy?" It is all about practice. But really, many children don't speak in sentences until they are a bit older.

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