Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So I have been a little concerned with how many words my 1 year old son can say. I know you're not supposed to compare kids and they all develop at their own rate but what can I say...he's my first and I want to make sure everything is going well. I work with preschoolers so I know relatively where they should be with speaking but for a baby....I'm not completly sure when it all starts to come together. My husband and I have been making sure we talk to him all the time and let him be part of conversations. We ask him questions and label everything around him to help him get a better idea of how language is used. He can say "dada", "mama" and "baba"....but not always accurately. I was starting to worry after seeing another baby right around his age who seemed to understand more and was able to say more words. Like I said....I know I'm not supposed to compare them but.....it's hard not to when they are so close in age. Well, today I felt so much better. He handed something to his cousin and actually said "here"! I was so excited! It's starting to click...I hope! I just can't wait to hear more and more out of my little man as he learns to express himself.