Read to her a lot and prompt her to label he tanimals, pictures, etc.in the stories. You can have her labeling things anywhere you go...ask her to pick up an apple at the grocery store and say, "Can I please have an apple? Thank you! What is this? Apple. Can you say it? Apple." Label the fruits, veggies in a conversational sort of way.That's just one example. Some children speak later than others. My son was later than his sisters but once he started he took off....I called him my little perfectionist...didnt' want to start until he could hold a conversation, lol. And for potty training...I would just show her the potty and explain what it is for...model it. I had most success when I had the kids either bare bottomed or in undies only at home when we were really working on making it to the potty. Less they have to mess with to go and I feel they feel the sensations of having to go more.
at 12:52 PM on Dec. 31, 2009