How to teach a child to speak

Relatives perceive the baby’s first babble with tenderness and joy, but now it’s time to say a few words already (by the end of the first of the year their life is usually recruited in the “arsenal” of the baby about 10), but this does not happen. Parents are worried: is their child behind in development? Only specialists can make such a diagnosis, and then only after some examinations of the baby. But to stimulate child to make him start talking earlier 1 of the year or by the first day of his birth is quite possible.
How to teach a child to speak


Remember the old joke about “what I see, I sing” and act according to it: in the presence of the baby, name all the objects that you see, all the actions you perform, report the arrival of relatives and friends to visit you.
Use the sounds made by animals “mu-mu”, “av-av”, etc. Reinforced by pictures of their books, they become interesting for the baby to imitate, and he will actively try to make similar sounds.
Repeat after the child everything that he says, all his “za-za-za” and “doo-doo-doo.” Sing him a song from all these “sounds”, inserting other vowel sounds into the “text”. If the child repeats this after you – well, do not interrupt him.
Develop fine motor skills of the baby’s fingers – this is closely related to the development of speech. Massage the fingers, give the child the opportunity to rummage through jars of cereals with their palms, sort through different types of cereals, scatter them and collect the grains again. Make beads from colored buttons of various sizes – let the baby sort them out like a rosary. Do not resist if the little prankster scatters and puts in place various lids from jars and bottles – these actions also develop his inept fingers and have a beneficial effect on the development of speech.
Communicate more often with peers who have already learned to talk, or with older children – imitation will again only benefit the baby who has not yet spoken.
Closer to the execution of 1 year old, try to exclude sign language from communication, let the child tell in his “gibberish” language what exactly he wants to receive from you.
Sing familiar songs to your baby and “accidentally” confuse words in them. The child will correct you.
Include dad in this process: after a walk, talk in the presence child him about his impressions, let dad ask in surprise for the details, and the baby confirms them.
Play with the baby in active games in which he is the protagonist, this develops the initiative child and his craving for expressing thoughts in words.
The development of speech is a complex process and articulation is not the most significant component in it. There are some deviations in the form of a lisp, a short frenulum, etc., but this does not significantly affect the child’s ability to speak.