Wed 21 Oct 2009
This morning I did a quick count of the number of words that the boy has spoken and was surprised to see that it is over 40. These are actual words spoken by him on numerous occasions which i think he should understand. Words that were merely parroted after were not included.
14. baobao (å®å®)
16. woof woof
23. mum mum
24. no no no
36. poo poo
40. bye bye
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At 15 months old now, he is also putting 2 words together to say things like eat egg, sit down (I think he started “eat egg” at 13mths, daddy added). I remembered that I did this once when Talia was 18 months old because she wasn’t so forthcoming with words and I did some research and was told that a 18 mth old should have an average vocabulary of 50 words. I think hers was about 60 words then.
I also read that the way to encourage speaking is to first say a noun and then add an adjective or two to it. For instance, say car, then red car, then big red car.
I am sure looking forward to the day where I can start to have a conversation with my son.