My 19 month old daughter says too many words to count. She knows the entire alphabet, she sings the song with me, recognizes the letters, counts 1 to 10 and recognizes the numbers, knows some colors, shapes and animals...She repeats everything we say and understands so much more. Since she was 14 months old, she says body parts and points to where they are. She has communicated with us really well since then. Her pediatrician says she's advanced for her age. So, I believe the "average" 15 month old should say at least 10 words...but, really...no one can tell you how many words your child "should" say. Every child learns in different paces. Don't worry...if you have any concerns talk to your pediatrician and maybe see a speech therapist (if you believe your child needs it). Good luck. Enjoy your baby!
at 10:38 PM on Jul. 8, 2009