3 Mistakes That Delay Toddlers Learning To Talk

3 Mistakes That Delay Toddlers Learning To Talk

Asking toddlers too many questions can discourage them from talking. Instead, comment on what they are doing or saying to make them feel more comfortable. Withholding items until they say the correct word may not work if they don't know the word or can't remember it. Teach them the desired word instead. Avoid repeating their unique way of saying words, as it reinforces incorrect pronunciation. Use the correct words to help them learn. Removing triggers can reduce tantrums in toddlers.

 

-👶💬 Asking toddlers too many questions can discourage them from talking. Comment on what they are doing or saying instead.
-🍎🗣️ Withholding items until they say the correct word may not work. Teach them the desired word instead.
- 👥🔁 Avoid repeating toddlers' unique word approximations. Use the correct words to help them learn.
- 🚫😡 Removing triggers can reduce tantrums in toddlers.
Key Insights
   
- 👶💬 Asking toddlers too many questions can create pressure and hinder their ability to think of and say words.
- 🍎🗣️ Withholding items until a toddler says the correct word assumes they know the word and are deliberately choosing not to say it, which is unlikely.
- 👥🔁 Repeating toddlers' unique word approximations reinforces incorrect pronunciation and can lead to frustration when trying to communicate with unfamiliar adults.
- 🚫😡 Removing triggers that lead to tantrums can significantly reduce the number of tantrums toddlers have.

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