my little boy knows how to say whats that and mama and dada and whos this and watch this but i can't get him to say down or up or stuff like that what should i do?Answer Question
Answer by WadeMom313 at 9:34 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
There is a sign language group here on CafeMom. Tiny kids can learn to sign before they are ready to talk. So that might help stimulate a different part of his brain. I talked to my kids non-stop about things that were way over their heads and they all talked early. My one in-law commented that I never talked baby talk. She was amazed that it wasn't necessary. But I've also heard that baby talk is easier for them to understand. So I think it is just the amount of conversation and the eye contact. Down and up might be hard, Try naming the colors, body parts, different kinds of foods. Objects should be easier than concepts, but I'm not a language expert.
Answer by older_mom at 9:42 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
It isn't so strange. It's hard to get your kids to talk. My little one started slow too. But now she's 3 and I can't make her shut-up! Just talk to him ALL the time. Even when you don't have anything to say. Reading is great for kids. But if your 15 mon. old is like mine was he probably won't sit still for long. But do it as often as he'll let you. The more you do these things the more he'll learn. He may not say it at first, but he's storing it away. My little one now comes up with stuff and I don't know where she got it! Don't worry too much. Just give him time, he'll come into his own. :)
Answer by evilabbysmom at 9:47 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
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Answer by momofthreeIRC at 4:06 PM on Oct. 2, 2008