Saturday, 27 February 2010

Toddler Language




My daughter is a bit concerned that her almost-two-year-old speaks only about 10 words, preferring to think he can get everything he wants by repeating the word, “Ta!” in all tones of voice, rising or falling, increasing the charm level, rather as if he were learning Chinese. I consoled her with the conviction that once he attended play school for a few hours a day, constant contact with other children would soon get him to talk. Well, after the first week, that was true in a way – he learned two new things: “Oh dear!” and “Ouch”.
Makes one wonder what goes on at the school? Should be fine though as he now even fetches the car key and tries to drag my daughter to the garage on a Saturday morning.

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