These are some general abilities you should expect to see your child accomplish between 1 and 2 years old. Your child should be producing more words every month and beginning to put two words together (“more milk” “daddy book”). Other skills developing include:
Points to some body parts
Follows one-step directions and understands simple questions (“Where’s your shoe?” “Go get your dolly’)
Listens to and participates in simple stories, songs, and rhymes
Points to pictures in books when named
Uses some one- or two- word questions (“Go bye-bye?” “Where dada?”)
Uses many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words
What can I do to help my toddler’s skills develop and build between 1 and 2 years old?
Talk while doing things and going places. Point to familiar objects.
Use simple phrases.
Play with sounds (Airplanes say “v-v-v-v,” clocks tick “t-t-t-t”).
When your child says one word, expand on it! Repeat what they said while adding another word.
Read, read, read!
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