Toddler Speak

I’ve never been very good at understand children speak during their barely verbal toddler stage. I’m just getting by with Spencer. Most of the time he seems to be interacting with something when he says it for the first time, but if I hadn’t been holding a banana the first time he said mmmnnnaaannnanAAH, I don’t think I would have know what he was talking about.

He’s been pointing out the window lately and saying mmnneee-mnay, but I have no idea what he means. Spencer also has a bath toy shaped like a snail and was saying snail for days before I realized what he was talking about. The hubs knew right away. Of course. I feel like I am failing Spencer in some language development arena when I don’t get it.

Why don't you understand meeeeeeeee?

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3 Responses to “Toddler Speak”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Oooh, I feel exactly the same way. A friend of mine assumes everything her toddler says is real words and will say “yes, thats a butterfly” if she says “boo!” while I think Evan is babbling 99% of the time and am always shocked when he says something I understand. I really wish someone could teach me to speak toddler.


  2. I wrote about talking (and reading!) today too. Ivy definitely has a lot of babble in her still but she’s busting out with actual words pretty regularly now. My favorite is when she’s scribbling with crayons and is ‘talking’ like she’s writing a dissertation.


  3. Cole says:

    Daddy wishes I would learn English already!


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