Toddlers 19 months – 2 years: Tallking

Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation. Talking, telling stories, and stretching conversations are ways children learn new information, new vocabulary, and other early literacy skills


  • Use the phone.
    • Help toddlers talk on the phone to a friend or family member.
    • Give play phones to toddlers and help them play with them.
  • Join make-believe.
    • Join toddlers in their make-believe play to introduce new words and to encourage them to talk.
  • Talk!
    • Talk during activities, such as when eating, washing hands, and picking up toys.