Hubby and I have been working hard on getting our 18 month old to talk! She throws out a mama and dada here and there, a few uhoh, and everything else is “ba”.
She’s been signing 2 and 3 word sentences to me – her understanding of language is amazing and her signing vocabulary quite impressive. So … work work work!
I began noticing that she mimics daddy SO much more than mommy, so I’ve tried to explain to him that he needs to work a bit harder at speaking to her and requesting more words from her. This weekend, she’s begun trying to say more than ever. What a huge weight off my shoulders to know that we may not have to get another evaluation 🙂 More importantly, mommy isn’t going to have to stop sign language classes – to be honest, I enjoy learning as much as she does!
What age did your kiddos start talking? And, did you use sign language prior to their ability to speak?
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