How to teach a child to say “mom”
Tip 2: How to teach a child to talk
Each child is individual, someone begins to speak confidently at the age of two, and someone at three babbles incomprehensible words. Parents can significantly develop the verbal abilities of the baby if they systematically engage with him. A child, like a sponge, absorbs everything that others give him — knowledge, emotions, behavior patterns, etc. At the age of one, he can already meaningfully reproduce sounds, at one and a half speak in phrases, and at two — even in sentences. It all depends on whether the parents will give him enough time and attention.
You need to talk to your baby anytime, anywhere. For example, in the kitchen, you can tell him how mom cooks, tries, what delicious dishes will turn out, etc. Before going outside, it will be great to explain to the baby what you will wear, where you will go for a walk and what the weather is like there. During the day, the child should feel like an interlocutor, even if he still does not know how to express his thoughts in words.
It is very important that the child feels like a complete interlocutor. Although he still does not know how to pronounce words, he understands everything and takes part in everything.
First acquaintance with letters
From the age of six months, the child begins to be intensely interested in the surrounding sounds. This is an excellent opportunity to explain to him how the machine does, the dog, the cat, etc. speak. Thus, the baby will build the first associations and memorize the simplest sounds, which will then turn into words and sentences.
Finger motor development
Funny games with small objects, for example, beans, peas, buttons, coins and beads, will develop fine motor skills of the crumbs, which are inextricably linked with the speech apparatus. The child is always happy to help roll cutlets in flour, open a banana, mold something from plasticine. These exciting activities will not only diversify your leisure time, but will also help the baby say his first “mother”.
Spending time reading
It is extremely important that parents read fairy tales, poems, and stories to their children as much as possible. The main thing is that the literature is interesting and age-appropriate. Best of all, the baby will perceive his mother’s retelling, especially if she expressively complements and explains what she read.
Reading is a fun and rewarding activity. Well-chosen literature will be able to interest even the most restless baby.
Home performances will teach the baby perseverance, help in the development of imagination and, of course, the speech apparatus. For this purpose, home-made characters are perfect, for example, cut out of paper, drawn or molded from plasticine.