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how many words in a sentence should a 2 yr old say

my son is 2 years old and the other day said 6 words in one sentence on average he says about three like" ya I did it, I do it" but the other day said "hey dont eat my cookie chadwick"(our dog chadwick was trying to eat his cookie he had) is that good? I am just worried about my sons speech because he can only count to 2 and we try so hard to get him to at least count to 3 or more. But nothing works... just wondering what the speech milestones should be for this age.


Asked by djanowski775 at 2:43 AM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I think that is wonderful that he can say that many words in a sentence for his age. Every child is different and learns different things at different times. He may be excelling in one area right now and may pick up on something else at a different time. We used to count matchbox cars and m&m's when DS was interested in counting.

    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 8:09 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Wow, I would be ecstatic if my 2 year old said a 3 word phrase. He is only saying "Hi", "mom", "dad" and "thank you" right now. He just turned 2 in July. I am taking him to have a hearing and speech test as a precaution, but I have heard that boys (especially only children) start talking a bit later (up to 3 years).

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 2:56 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • my oldest son didn't speak more than 10 words at age 4...ur son is doing very well. maybe try different techniques on getting him to count to 3...maybe u finger pretzels or his fav snack

    Answer by blessed_mom774 at 3:00 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • My 23 mo grandson hardly talks. He can say 2 words together like all gone but I think he thinks it's one word.


    Answer by Gailll at 3:03 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • My DS puts a lot of words together, he's 2.5. Every child develops differently, some don't catch on to the sentence thing until after 3. I've been working with DS on counting, I'll give him 5 carrot sticks or whatever, and we'll count them at snack time. We also count the steps as we're going up/down the stairs.

    Answer by Scuba at 7:48 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • By 2, mine spoke like an adult. For instance: "Momma I'm hungry, can we go home and get a peanut butter sandwich?" LOL My friends son couldn't even speak in a sentence at all. They are now 14 and you can't tell a difference in them.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:09 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • My girl was a talker. It was like talking to an adult with a kid voice. But she didn't walk until 18 months, sit up until almost a year, or crawl until almost a year. All kids develop different things at different ages. He sounds about on track with other two year olds I've seen.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 8:25 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • just don't worry about it. every kid goes at different speeds. my oldest wouldn't talk to people until she was in preschool. they barely heard two words out of her. now you can't shut her up lol.
    i know this sounds crazy, but play cards with him. thats how i got my girls to count.

    Answer by noel1978 at 8:34 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Shayla has been in speech theropy to work on her communication. She says more stuff now but she still is learning. Most of her sentences are gibberish but I can understand a few words that come out of them. I am so proud of her for learning new words I just need her to use them without repeating them.

    Answer by Princesspurple at 2:07 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • every child is different. My DD was saying 6-10 (or more) word sentences by the time she was 2. Just keep working with him & praising him. He will get it.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 3:14 AM on Sep. 3, 2010