25 Words Your 2 Year Old SHould Know
25 WORDS A 2 YEAR-OLD SHOULD KNOW
If you are a parent of a 2 year old, researchers have identified 25 “must have” words that every child should be saying when they turn 2.
The researchers came up with the 25 words because they were the most commonly said of a list of 310 words that kids master when they kids start to speak.
And here’s what’s crazy, they say kids who haven’t mastered them might not just be late talkers — they could be showing signs of autism, developmental delays or hearing problems .
Parents who are worried that their kids aren’t chatty enough should consider turning off the TV. A growing body of research also found that kids develop language more quickly if they are engaged in conversation instead of parked in front of kids’ programs .
Professor Ratner, who moderated the panel at the American Association for the Advancement on Science where the findings were presented last weekend, said the 25 words are like the “canary in the coal mine.”
“When a child doesn’t have enough words at the age of 2, that is not only a problem in its own right, but it’s a signal of a variety of other problems,” she said.
The 25 words are just the baseline for toddler talkers. There is a wide range of language abilities in toddlers, and 2-year-olds’ normal range is from 75-225 words. Children who are late talkers usually have an average vocabulary of 25 words.
25 'MUST HAVE' WORDS FOR TODDLERS
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