25 words your toddler should know by age 2

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Research indicates that, at any rate of development, these are the 25 words your toddler should be able to say by age 2!

Did you know that amongst the many things that can be indicative of toddler development, his vocabulary is one of them?

Toddler's often range in chattiness. Some talk nonstop, others are a little more shy or quiet. In either case, kids develop at varying paces. Some hit the important milestone of speech before others, but research indicates that at any rate of development, there are at least 25 words your toddler should be able to say by age 2.

The Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College suggests that these 25 words represent the minimum number. Their research states that the average vocabulary for a toddler is around 75 to 225 words with phrases. However the following words are a list of the most important words your toddler should be saying:

  1. all gone
  2. baby
  3. ball
  4. banana
  5. bath
  6. bye bye
  7. book
  8. car
  9. cat
  10. cookie
  11. daddy
  12. dog
  13. eye
  14. hat
  15. hello/hi
  16. hot
  17. juice
  18. milk
  19. mommy
  20. more
  21. no
  22. nose
  23. shoe
  24. thank you
  25. yes

Is your toddler capable of speaking all of these crucial words? If not, try teaching them any number of these important words that Dr. Leslie Rescorla, director of The Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College, suggests they need to know by age 2.

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