4 Fool-Proof Tips for Exploding Your Child's Language

So your baby has invented a new language, which only YOU understand. Whilst this form of symbolic communication should be applauded, you wish baby could be understood by everyone. And the good news is, there is a simple strategy you could use to gently get your child to approximate his/her words better.

Modelling is when you combine all language stimulation techniques in order to provide your child with a good display (or model) of what they need to say or how they need to say it. At any given time, you as the parent/caregiver should model the correct form of a word or phrase and ensure you speak slowly and consciously.

If for example, your child is begging to sit on your lap/ or to be picked up. One, you could go ahead and pick them up or two, you could model what they should be saying, e.g. “up” before you picked them up. Or if your child mumbles/babbles whilst pointing to a banana, that’s your big chance to model the word “banana”.

When my first two children were beginning to talk at around 11-15 months, I shortened the word “banana” to “nana”; “water” to “wawa”; “thank you” to “ta”; etc. At the time, my husband was rather worried (more with the first child) because he imagined we were raising a child who would need us to teach the mature versions of her “baby talk”. But, if you’re like my husband, I say, “fear not”.

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  1. Rumaniya’s World on June 23, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    A 22 months

  2. Tru Artist on June 23, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t think I talk enough. She hasn’t had many play dates or interactions with children her age. From birth to about 1, my mom kept her for me to work; however, my mom is deaf. I doubt my mom talked a lot to her. I’m so confused.

  3. Tamara Martin on June 23, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    My child is 2 for the last 3 months I have him repeat after me May I Have now he’s does repeat but now I want him to do on his own when he wants food or drink. Plz help

  4. Pogo Clown on June 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Let me try them

  5. Kate Louise on June 23, 2022 at 7:32 pm


  6. najma said on June 23, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    First time mother and I didn’t know how to teach him I didn’t know how to speak to him thank you

  7. Wambui on June 23, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Lorna how can I reach you personally!!!! My name is wambui . Can send you my email. Thanks

  8. Gaurav Passi on June 23, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks! Great video.

  9. BronxFinest2481 on June 23, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    What if it’s a bilingual home and we speak to him in both languages? I feel like I’m confusing him. 😭🤦🏻‍♀️

  10. Bazila Shakeel on June 23, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Thank u so much maam its really vry helpful tips ….

  11. akande abimbola on June 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Wow! U are amazing

  12. Caresse Garcia on June 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Fantastic techniques! Thank you! <3

  13. Gowri Nair on June 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I don’t think there’s a better video than yours. Truly educational. Thanks a billion for this.

  14. Nicole Strazza on June 23, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you for reiterating these important points! I work as an aba therapist in the home of toddlers. Repetition and consistency are key!

  15. david karimi on June 23, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    My son just turned 3years and can name colours animal sounds some house hold items but am concerned he can’t make sentence or say his name also is watching too much cartoon a bad thing and what should I do to regulate this

  16. Christine Nyadaro on June 23, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Very informative. I have been doing this and its doing wonders

  17. leonard ngerechi on June 23, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    its been very helpful. We can get this channel 100k subscribers by sharing

  18. Mallory Starnes on June 23, 2022 at 7:45 pm


  19. Miss Carmen on June 23, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you so much! Your post is clear, concise and filled with helpful, usable content. Your wonderful steps will help our 2yr old grandchild expand vocabulary and lengthen sentences.
    The very best to you!
    From SF Bat Area, CA.

  20. Grace Murphy on June 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Awesome, recommendations. Thank you!!!

  21. Bridget Moran on June 23, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Karibu sana

  22. Tamara Martin on June 23, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Ur right I do have my home comfort for my 2 yr old. I will change it up thank you for food or drink.

  23. Maria Burfiend on June 23, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I never leave comments, but I found this very helpful. Thanks!

  24. AJ Mendoza on June 23, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    my son is 18 months this september. he’s saying up, mama and papa clearly, sometimes he mimicks me when I say ha-ha-ha, baba. only sometimes.

  25. Maria Syed on June 23, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Helpful video.

  26. sgsgtm on June 23, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I hv just seen ur this video rgt now n felt it’s very practical . I request u , If u pls cn upload videos on language delay , for little bigger children from 5 to 10 year hvin speach but sentence making s being difficult . Thanks in advance !! 💕

  27. Joysree Rajkumari on June 23, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    My baby is 2yrs 7 month but he only say maa,dada,aita,up….now I am trying to teach him ABC and 123 but he don’t want say these.He is interested to read.pointng these in book.but don’t say.

  28. spcychiquita on June 23, 2022 at 7:59 pm


  29. Ress Rani on June 23, 2022 at 7:59 pm


  30. Rumaniya’s World on June 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm


  31. esther sackey on June 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Mine is C nothing at all.thank you so much .God bless you sis

  32. Jay Larcher on June 23, 2022 at 8:03 pm


  33. Nazish jabeen on June 23, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    my son used to say 10-12 words when he was 16-18 months then slowly he stopped. now he is 3 years old and now he started to speak again . but only 4 to 5 words….. what could be the reason???? why he stopped talking….. he used to see cartoons for some time. cartoons can be the reason? i am.so worried. m from pakistan.plz reply me.

  34. J P is the guy JESUS Loves on June 23, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    ( not so) Funny my cousin’s kids first word was the F curse word
    my son made consonants and
    Da da and I spoke to him sang prayed in utero and then right close up to his face and I used several of the same words and sounds endlessly each day Ooh how I loved interacting with my son 19 years ago when he was a baby
    <><🙏✝️ = ❤️😀☮️

  35. mona gudesar on June 23, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    My son is 2.5year old and he can’t even speak basic word like papa mumma. As we are in nuclear family I can’t make him go out in this time of covid.
    His screen time is very very much I don’t know how to reduce it. Being alone how to make him speak.
    Please explain.

  36. Linsey Brownlie on June 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    This is the best I’ve found on here. Thanks!

  37. KeepItSimple on June 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Really liked the way u explained everything…I’m definitely going to try these tips and I shall let you know how it goes. Thank u

  38. Sidonie Keng Asongwe on June 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Coming across this now. So grateful

  39. noche ladiza on June 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you very muchfor your wonderful tips. I’m sure to try these tips for my son.

  40. Leah Ateka on June 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Really love the way you explain, easy to follow steps and straight to the point. My 4year old is yet to talk and i will apply what you teaching. Thank you.

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  42. Mbithe Masha on June 23, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    0 to 20

  43. scooby camargo on June 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm


  44. Experimenta Orlando by Vanessa Pereira on June 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Perfectly said! Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️ my son is 2 yo and isn’t speaking yet 😟 I think it’s my fault as I always give him everything and don’t wait for him to say, he is the boss of the house and this isn’t helping him!!!

  45. Vanessa Duarte on June 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm


  46. Mali Cy on June 23, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Option A

  47. Porcheav Ung on June 23, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for these useful tips! My 13 months old son usually takes my hand to touch things around the house and then, I would repeat what the item is. Is this signs of him learning what it is?

  48. J P is the guy JESUS Loves on June 23, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Hey I am an OT
    watch videos of actual
    faces with your child not cocomelon cgi
    Sing repeat repeat face to face and make it a game make sounds and let your child watch and touch your face with the expectation your child gets a turn to make a sound

  49. Evelyn Munyao on June 23, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I have NEVER thought about ‘comfort’ being the hinderance for my child’s communication!
    Thank you!

  50. A Drame on June 23, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for these valuable informations !
    My guess for the question : An 18 months old should be able to say 25-50 words.

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