How To Teach Toddlers To Say Their Name (And Talk): Everything You Need To Know

From the moment they’re born, your baby will make lots of different sounds – cooing, gurgling, grunting, giggling, and of course, crying. And, by around the age of 9 to 12 months, your little one typically will speak their very first word.  Whether that first word is a common one, such as “dada”, “mama”, or something else a little more exotic, this is a memorable milestone and certainly an exciting time for you and your family. However, as your child starts to get older, you might ponder how their language skills compare to their peers. This is entirely natural and … Read more

Speech Delay in Toddlers: Games and Activities To Boost Language Development

If you’ve made your way to this article, it’s likely that you’re concerned about your toddler’s lack of verbal communication, so let me begin by saying that worrying about this is completely normal and natural, and is something that many parents experience. It’s important to understand that speech delay in toddlers doesn’t automatically mean they have some form of learning disability or hearing impairment; in fact, they may just be a late bloomer. Children develop at different rates, and even though it’s easy to assume the worse if your toddler appears to be some way behind their peers, it’s best … Read more