Wellness - Growth | 0-5 yrs

Speech Development In Children


Talking is one of the most important developmental milestones there is. Whether your little one has already uttered her first word, or is yet to, it is important for you to educate yourself on her speech developments and milestones.

Language and communication skills play a critical role in your little one’s speech development. These skills enable her to engage in socialisation and learn from the environment. According to an article in Child Development Institute, “Since parents are a child’s first teacher, knowledge of language development in children improves their ability to interact with their child to stimulate and guide them in their ability to understand and communicate with their environment.”

However, your baby could be one of the late bloomers. If she in the speaking age, but has not spoken anything yet, there a few things you can try yourself before consulting a paediatrician. An article in asha.org lists the following methods to encourage speech and language development in your baby:

• Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as "ma," "da," and "ba."

• Talk as you bathe, feed, and dress your baby. Talk about what you are doing, where you are going, what you will do when you arrive, and who and what you will see.

• Identify colours.

• Count items.

• Acknowledge the attempt to communicate.

• Read to your child

Flip through our Clipbook, which compiles the best articles from the web on speech development, to know about the subject in detail.


All About Child's Speech Development

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Activities To Encourage Speech And Language Development

Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as "ma," "da," and "ba." Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis.

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