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mikimom2010 posted:
My dd made 21 months on yesterday! She says a few things we can understand i.e. I love you, hey/bye (momo, mommie, daddy, papa), come on, lets go, but not very much more than that. She babbles in her own language, but it's still foreign to us. We review flash cards with her daily and she'll repeat the word to us. She also counts to 10 (starting at 2), on her own. I am just afraid she's getting a little behind due to her not being in a nursey or daycare. She understands very well, knows all of her body parts and is very smart otherwise.

I guess I am just trying to get a comparison on other babies in her age range. Any help would be appreciated.
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orin34 responded:
I have had children in my classes that start knowing NO English. And in that same group are kids who have had parents work diligently with their child using flash cards and pictures ect. In the end they for the most part end up pretty even in their cognitive skills. Don't get me wrong, I am all about teachable moments in the day to day activities. We work on measuring when we bake or talk about Tge fish when we go to sea world..... It is those precious moments you enjoy with your child that are important. My son is 18 months. He can say "mama,dada,Tessa, Toby, no, down, oh yeah, uh oh, go, stitch, what's that, look it, " and a few others... But like your daughter he babbles in his own little language and even sings in it too! Your daughters language development seems fine to me, she will be developing a lot more after 2 yrs...
 
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Ihgirl1066 replied to orin34's response:
Like any other area im sure all kids are different in this area. Right after my sons 18 month appt he just took off with saying words. He still only says single words, but he knows at least 30 words, mama, dada, papa, kitty, puppy, on, off, hat, sock, up, cheese, bug, hot, boat, bubba, mickey, elmo, baby, hi, bye, bubbles, hot, clock, keys, outside, hide, bird, ball, block,
 
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Ihgirl1066 replied to Ihgirl1066's response:
book, light, and please. But he doesnt put any of it together yet. I always encourage him to ask me what he wants instead of making sounds.


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