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happybebe Mon 22-May-06 09:32:35

my DD is nearly 14 months old and gabbles away quite happily in her baby language all day long. she understands a lot of what i say or ask her to do. so far she can say mum and dad, hello and all gone. i know all babies are different and develop at their own rate but is there anything i can do to help her learn a few more words? i have flash cards which she loves and although she cant say the word herself she knows when i ask her to pick up a card which one to pick up. i read her a story each night too and have nursery rythme time would just love for her to be able to tell me if she needs anything or if she is feeling tired or ill etc. am i just being a bit impatient! she is very well behaved and no hassle.

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:02:08

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doign and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was 20mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:02:34

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doign and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was 20mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:22:05

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doign and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:22:31

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doign and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:22:32

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doing and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:23:05

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doign and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:25:22

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doign and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:26:30

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doing and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:26:54

happybebe she sounds as if she is doing just fine. TBH one or two words with meaning at this stage is all you need to be expecting.
The things you mention - stories, nursery rhymes, singing games etc are all great.
Also try a running commentary on what you are doing and involve her as much as you can. And anything that sounds like a word, eg if she offers “ba” - you can respond with “Yes, that’s your pink bag, isn’t it lovely etc.
Recall my first “conversation” with DS1:
“Mummy”
“yes DS1, what is it?”
“Bye”
“Oh, are you going now?”
“Yes”
Oh OK then sweetheart, bye bye.”
(he was about 22mo I would imagine! lol )

Clary Mon 22-May-06 10:35:01

Oh FGS! Sorry, my puter has really been playing up...

happybebe Mon 22-May-06 12:06:34

pmsl, lol clary thanks for the advice...so many times! i guess i dont really talk to her in the day other than when playing or asking her to do something, shall give it a go! xx

Jimjamskeepingoffvaxthreads Mon 22-May-06 12:21:39

Comment on what she is doing, playing with and looking at, don't ask her questions. Follow her interest and lead. Quickest way to increasing language.

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