New words come with hearing them.
Describe everything you do and see: Look at that big brown dog. Doesn't his fur look soft and fluffy?
Read books. Don't worry about the story. Point out things in the pictures. Ask her to point out things.
A small bit of good TV a day can help too. Stick with 1/2 hour tops and pick shows like Curious George or Clifford. You are going for good messages, new situations, and simple stories.
For numbers, count everything you do. Climbing steps at the park? Count them. Giving her 3 crackers for a treat? Count them.
Most kids learn to repeat the number sequence long before they actually understand the concept of numbers or recognize any.
Remember that vocabulary is far more important than ABCs, 123s, colors, or shapes at these ages. So is creative play (painting, glueing, etc) and exploring play (fill & dump, buiding towers, etc)
at 4:29 PM on Mar. 14, 2009