With their language in plain development and ready to turn two, the child can already comprehend exactly what you say, even if they don’t know certain words. They already know the day-to-day life inside the house pretty well, as well as certain routine situations. Because of that, your child can follow simple instructions such as, “Can you pass me the teddy bear?” or “Can you grab the pillow for mommy?” At this age, kids are capable of forming simple phrases such as “Ball no”. To incentivize your child, you can include the meaning of the sentence they were trying to convey when responding to them, such as saying, “You don’t want to play with the ball anymore?” This complete sentence structure, even if tough to be reproduced at this point in time, is understood.

The majority of language development, according to experts, happens during these everyday moments at home. Talking a lot to your child can also help detect any speech or hearing impairments. And, because intellectual development is so fine-tuned, show your child books that explore opposites and/or differences, such as light/dark, big/small, thin/thick…They will love learning about all these concepts and will try to repeat them.