First of all, don’t worry. It is normal to struggle with the new language skills of toddlers. To help your child formulate his thoughts into sentences, you need to teach him how to make those sentences and sounds. Let’s say your child wants to wear their socks. She can use the words “mother, socks and help” separately to put on her socks. You need to teach him how to put his words together. You can help him/her code the sentence more accurately by telling the truth.

Asking him/her to repeat what you say so that he/she can learn to speak may seem like a good way at first, but continuing it constantly turns it into a command by heart instead of teaching it. He’ll probably imitate you often because of his desire to put sentences together anyway. If not enthusiastic, repeat the words once more and then let go. Maybe he’ll remember it next time, or he’ll be more comfortable trying to imitate it. Use the same kind of short, simple sentences whenever your child needs them until they fully learn and start using sentences on their own.

When he starts to make words into sentences and cannot pronounce the words exactly right, do not force him to say the right thing by warning him harshly. At the very least, focus on the fact that trying to combine words is a good development. However, when you understand what he is trying to demand, even if it is incomplete, try to respond so that he understands that he can communicate with you. However, teaching him to use conjunctions such as “with” in a sentence over time also helps him improve his speech. You may decide that you can start long-sentence modeling when he tries harder to talk to you.

If they know the words but can’t put them together correctly, help them learn where to use the words in sentences. You may find that he learns faster when the sentences you make are the same and consistent.

If he gets angry when you don’t understand him, that’s a good sign, too. This shows that he is trying to communicate with you, that he is trying to understand your gestures, and that he is eager to communicate.

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