11 6. Two word sentences: 2 years old Noun and verb sentences Me eat Go car
12 7. Multi-word sentences: 3 years oldPutting together sentencesmay or may not make senseshort sentencesI draw picture of the sun today.
13 Other Facts about Language A child’s first word is said around their first birthday.A 2 yr. old child has a vocabulary of about fifty words.A child can understand many more words than they can actually speak.
14 What Parents Can Do to Help: Development of Language in Children
15 Helpful Hints: Expose children to a rich language base-talk Praise Positive FeedbackPlay-back or restating (say it over and over – repeating)Elaborate
16 More Helpful Hints:Interactive-reading, ask open ended questions (who, why, when, where, how?)Language tour guideGrocery StoreDepartment StoreZooToy Store
17 Helpful Hints (con’t): Take children’s comments seriouslylisten to themAvoid baby talk and babblingCorrect their speech