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How To Help Your Baby To Talk

Submitted by on June 4, 2009 – 12:36 pmNo Comment

  1. The initial kind of words the baby learns are brand label words identifying the names of things. So, when conversing with your baby lay stress on the name of objects and repeat them frequently. When feeding the child talk repeatedly about the spoon and putting the food on the spoon and licking the food off the spoon. One must avoid using pronouns. It is better to say ‘I’ll pick my bag’ rather than ‘I’ll pick it’ or saying ‘here is the cat’ rather than ‘Here it is’. As the child is busy finding the difference between himself and others around him, hence constantly use his name when conversing.
  2. One must not expect too much from a child’s pronunciation. If he cannot say a word properly, but as long as you are able to comprehend it, one must not keep pushing him repeatedly to say it right as it might only frustrate him.
  3. Make an effort to comprehend the child own personally invented, mispronounced words. If the he is trying to explain something to you, try all permutations till you find the word he actually wants. This will give him immense pleasure to have communicated with you and will promote further effort from him.
  4. Make the child learn about how to use words by describing and speaking about things in his vicinity. The child would then learn to make the connection with the word and the object, especially when he can feel and play with it.
  5. One really has to become a dramatic actor with exaggerated tones and pronunciation to generate interest in the tot. Make it clear when you are questioning him or when you are happy or discontent in action form and facial expressions.
  6. Many children don’t pick up from the mundane adult conversations in which they are not a part of, as they cannot make the distinction between words and sentences. Pay complete focus when speaking to him and reward him the compliment of listening to his efforts when he tries to talk back.
  7. Keep asking him questions, like ‘where is the ball’ or ‘was it tasty’. The child though won’t be able to answer initially, but will understand what you’re saying and may well shake his head or point to it.
  8. Don’t always resort to baby talk. Try talking to the child on topics that interest him. Encourage him to use the words he’s picked up by using it in your conversations. This will make the child more adventurous to try words in his speech.
  9. Avoid scolding or correcting early mistakes in pronunciation or understanding. These mistakes seem quite charming to one’s ears and can be corrected at a later age.
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