ERIC Number: ED375984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Learning Link: Helping Your Baby Learn to Talk.
Morrisset, Colleen E.; Lines, Patricia
Noting that young children learn to talk at different ages but within certain developmental boundaries, this document presents two charts to help parents facilitate their toddler's speech. The first chart lists characteristics to look for in a growing, healthy baby at various ages between 3 months and 24 months, and suggestions for when to talk to a professional regarding deficits in developing speech behavior. The second chart suggests activities that parents can do with their child, at various ages from birth to 2 years, to help their child develop speech. Activities include talking to an infant and maintaining eye contact, teaching a toddler simple songs and nursery rhymes he or she can repeat, letting the child play "telephone," and asking the child questions about books, about friends and activities, and about the world around them. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.