Talk to Me Baby!
1-year-olds should begin using single words (mama, dada, up, no). When they are using about 50 words consistently, you may notice them starting to put two words together (up mama). If your little one is already using single words, EXPAND those words into 2 words by repeating the word they use and adding a word to it. For instance, baby says “milk”, you say “want milk, yes, you want milk, baby wants milk” or “more milk, yes let’s get you more milk, here you go, more milk”. You have modeled 2-words 3x and helped make the association with the words and actions, while acting on baby’s request! Excellent language stim!!