THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR TWO YEAR OLD’S SPEECH
Dear Melanie, What can I do to help my two year old’s speech development?
Two years marks the stage where toddlers are combining words. The best way to help them is to model lots of language throughout the day. You want to try and model the next step in their development, by adding one more word to what they are saying. For example if they say “car gone”, you might expand on that by saying “Daddy’s car gone.”
Regular reading should also be introduced if you aren’t already doing this. Reading exposes children to a range of vocabulary they haven’t encountered in their everyday environment. Most importantly, reading teaches children about how books work, and sets them up for a successful start when learning to read.
Do you have any concerns about your child’s speech development? Get into contact with the friendly team at Coastal Kids Speech Pathology today.