What is normal for your toddler’s language development? What should you look for at this age? Here are some considerations.
Talking, reading, and listening – these are all essential parts of your child's language development. As your baby grows into a toddler, watch for these milestones:
Responds to simple, one-step requests like “Give to mama”
Does basic gestures: shakes head “no” or waves “hello”
Tries to repeat words heard around her
Says “mama” and “dada” or other commonly used names/terms
Points to two or three body parts when asked
Responds to simple questions, like “Who’s that?” or “Where’s your shoe?”
Listens to simple stories, songs, and rhymes
Points to and starts to name pictures in a book
Uses p, b, m, h, and w sounds in words
Asks simple questions, like “What's that?” or “Where is it?”
Starts to put two words together, like "more water”
If your toddler is not demonstrating these milestones and/or you have concerns about your toddler’s development, contact your pediatrician.