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Talk Up a Storm

Posted on 01-05-2016 | Al Roberts

Most kids learn about one new word per week between 18 months and 2 years of age and can say about 50 to 100 words by age 2. 

Experts recommend "narrating your day." That means telling your toddler what you're doing while you're doing it, and it's a great way to expose your toddler to a variety of new words all day long.

Now's the time to read more books. Feel free to have fun and use different voices for different characters in a book, too.

Do make sure your toddler's hearing a steady stream of language – but not from the television. The language on TV is too fast for toddlers to decipher for learning, and it's not interactive. While toddlers do need to hear people speaking, they also need human interaction to make the most of the experience.

By keeping up a constant conversational flow, using a diverse vocabulary, you're setting your child up for better reading, writing, and spelling skills down the road, 

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