Child Learning To Talk

Comprehending and talking language go together. By listening to others, she always learns how the words sound like and how to put a sentence together.

Rohini Vijay

​Published on

25 August, 2019

When and the way that it develops

The verbal ability of each kid varies. Kids pick up language in stages, and kids may reach those periods at distinct times.

Twelve to Eighteen months

By her first birthday, my daughter probably began to use one or two words meaningfully. During the next few months, she attempted to duplicate the words, and made me feel that she is babbling away as if she is having a real dialog. She might say “Upward-py?” when asking to be carried, for example.


I recorded the special moments that mattered in my daughter’s astounding development. My daughter learnt the ability of speaking as a means to communicate with others and to express her needs and her emotions. Until she learnt to use more words to get her thoughts and desires across, she would likely combine her language with gestures to reveal what she really wants. She used her arms to reach her favorite toy, for example, and say “ball.”

Sometimes when she couldn’t know how to use words to speak, she will use sign language of gestures to talk to me. She might put her fingers to her lips to indicate that she needs food and she is hungry, for example, or pound in the table when she is frustrated.

I do not worry if she fights to get her meaning across now and then. Because I know that this frustration is really a wholesome hint that she is striving hard to communicate and cares whether I comprehend her. Her slang was really adorable at this stage.

I do not expect to hear every one of these sounds in real words yet. But I could often hear her duplicating them when she is alone in her crib or playing with her toys.

Nineteen to Twenty-four months

My daughter at this stage started comprehending simple commands and questions. Each month she will add more words to her vocabulary. Several words will be nouns that designate items in her everyday life, such as “spoon” and “car.”

During this period my daughter began to string two words together, making basic sentences like “Take me.” Since her grammar skills remained undeveloped, it will hear strange constructions like “Me go.”

She has understood for many times that she wants language and can try to name new items as she monitors the world around her. She may overextend the words she already understands, however, so that all new animals are called “dogs,” for example.

Starting around her second birthday, my daughter started singing simple tunes and using simple two- to four-word sentences. As her sense of self developed, she started using the word “me” to refer to her, and she was more likely to tell me what she likes and what she doesn’t like, what she believes, and what she feels.

I often could hear my daughter say, “Ammu need juice” or “Infant throw,” for instance. (As pronouns are tricky, she would avoid using them.)

Twenty-Five to Thirty months

Now that she has a more impressive vocabulary, my daughter began to experiment with sound levels. For some time she may cry when she means to speak normally and whisper gently when replying a question, but she will get the right volume soon enough.

She also started to get the hang of pronouns, such as “I,” “me,” and “you.” Between ages 2 and 3, her working vocabulary started growing to 200 words or more. She will string nouns and verbs together to form whole but simple sentences, like “I eat now.”

She will even get the hang of speaking about events that happened before. She might not quite understand the particulars of the past tense or plurals, though, so she often speaks like “I runned” or “I swimmed,” or “mouses” instead of “mice.” Sure, it is always adorable, but in addition it revealed me that she is picking on the fundamental rules of grammar (that I add a d sound to a word if it occurred yesterday, for instance, and an s seems to make things plural).

Only at this age, my daughter started to answer easy questions, such as “Do you want a snack?” and “Where are your shoes?”. She started answering me the questions I asked using her own simple words. 

Thirty-One to Thirty-Six months

By her third birthday, my daughter became a more sophisticated talker. She managed to carry on a continual conversation and correct her tone, speech patterns, and vocabulary to fit the person with whom she is talking to. For instance, she will regularly use simpler words having a peer (“I need go potty”) but more complicated structures with me (“I need to go to the toilet”). She will also comprehend simple rules of grammar and use plurals and pronouns right.

By now, other adults, including strangers, was able to understand nearly everything what my child says, and that simply means that there is no need for me to translate everything.

​About Rohini Vijay

I'm Rohini....
I have been married for 6 years now. I'm a Mommy to a busy girl named Ishitha. She is now 4.8 years old. I'm a full-time mommy. My daughter keeps me busy always. She is very kind to everyone and a happy child always. So, I feel that I'm very lucky to have her in my life.   I enjoy reading books, love to hear music and I engage myself in blogging at my leisure time.

This is personal experience and point of view of Mrs Rohini Vijay as a mother. Happy Motherhood does not take responsibility for the contents and those not necessarily represent point of view of Happy Motherhood

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