I don't really know what the timeline for speech development is and frankly I really don't care. I stopped with the charts a long time ago. Each child is different and has their own development pace.
That being said he it is really hilarious to hear him say words now and figure out their meaning.
|My son saying words.|
Help Hep Hep
Down Dao-oon (Down apparently also means up)
Mommy :( He doesnt say Mommy yet. Wah!!!
Binkie Beee or BeeeBeee
Thank you Tain-to
He also says the dreaded "mine". Everything is now "MINE!" Mine, mine, mine. Ugh. Fingers crossed he grows out of it!
He knows most of his letters. The exceptions are J and K. For some reason he skips them and when you show him the letters he says 2 or B. He denies J & K's existence. It makes me laugh.
He doesn't say Mama. Makes me sad but I know soon enough he will be saying it so much I will wish he would have forgotten it! Mama....Mama....Mama....Mama.....
He has full on gibberish conversations and sometimes I think I will hear a word in them but it's probably just coincidence.
I have to say this is a really fun time as much as it is hair raising. Yes he has crazy fits but the look on his face when he understands something you have said is priceless. The fact that this little human is processing information and spiting the RIGHT information back out again is amazing.
The Munchkin Bathtime Letters have been extremely helpful in his learning process. He loves these things. These would be an excellent baby shower or first birthday gift. I have never seen anyone get these but I sure am going to start giving them now!
You can find them here:
So have you heard any toddler speak that has cracked you up? What was your favorite word your child has said? (I love hearing "HEP! HEP!") It really is an amazing time isn't it?