Age 1 is always exciting as kids start exploring things by taking their first steps, putting things in the mouth and imitating others. Parents should be extra careful as kids encounter accidents like slipping from stairs, touching hot tea or coffee, smashing fingers in doors etc.
Some common milestones at age 1:
Speech development is a natural but complex process. The stages of children’s speech development differ from child to child with time. Some children start picking up words or sounds at early months after completing year one but most kids start saying words at around 18 months. Study shows that some kids (late bloomers) start saying words after turning 2 years.
Speech development process depends on many factors like:
There are some milestones which help to identify the normal speech development in the kids. These milestones can help parents if they need to spend extra time with kids on speech development.
At this age, children start saying few meaningful words like "pappa", "mumma", "dadda". They make many different sounds. They start following easy instructions like "no", "come", "bye". With little talking, they start grasping easy words.
Speech development Milestone:
We have designed special video flashcards for children aged 12 -18 months. It covers the variety of pictorial flashcards like fruit flashcards, animal flashcards, transportation flashcards, vegetable flashcards, flower flashcard, food flashcards.
Parents can use the video flashcards to motivate children to speak the words. Regular practice helps children to recognize the pictures in the digital flashcard. Please refer to how to use digital flashcard FAQs for more information.
There are many activities which help to encourage kids to play and practice to blow air from the mouth. Regular practice helps to motivate to speak. Studies have shown positive results for these activities. Please refer some of the easy activities can be done at home.Speech Activities