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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 16:01 PM   1
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Teaching a 18 month old things ?


How do you teach you 18 month old things ? any helpfull ideas would be great as Charlie doesnt speak much he still babbles more and im quite suprised as i dont stop talking he seems more active and doesnt take much notice of me ? and do you teach them colours and words etc? I bought charlie some picture and word books but he doesnt pay much attention to it when we go through them xxx



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 16:29 PM   2
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I think at your LOs age you have to take their lead on things like this. At the moment, if he's not interested in looking at books you can't make him and I think you can make life stimulating enough for him without feeling like you're actually teaching him. By just doing things and having a little conversation (even if he makes no sense and doesn't respond!) or by doing a little running commentary about what you're doing I think he'll pick stuff up. Alasdair is a little younger but he's always been much more physical and is probably bringing up the rear in terms of language development amongst his little friends. I try to follow Ally's interests. He likes singing songs and does the actions to wind the bobbin and twinkle twinkle, knows (but doesn't say) lots of animals and does all sorts of physical things that I've taught him to do safely that maybe other parents wouldn't let their toddlers do at Ally's age. Anyway I'm rambling but I certainly wouldn't feel pressured into teaching him anything specific just yet.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 16:32 PM   3
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all u can do is keep talking to him and he will pick words up when he wants to u cant rush these things.

sometimes zane will just come out with words or repeat things i say then never say them again lol



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 17:48 PM   4
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i agree , he will say things when he is ready

does he having building blocks ? while my lo is building ( or as i pass each on to him to build with) i say the colour or count as he sticks the blocks together / builds them up, he dosnt say any colours yet but is getting close and tries to copy some. and although if i try to test him on them he usually decides its time to pay with something else , but im fairly sure he knows which colours the basic ones are, wont be long before he is saying them im sure... same with shapes, he has a sorter and a puzzles with shapes in, i give him a piece at a time and tell him what it is - " square where does the square go ?" - "thats right it goes in the square shaped hole"
anyway i think at this age you need to follow their lead, talk to him tell him what things are called and when he is ready he will suprise you by saying them



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 15:04 PM   5
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I think at your LOs age you have to take their lead on things like this. At the moment, if he's not interested in looking at books you can't make him and I think you can make life stimulating enough for him without feeling like you're actually teaching him. By just doing things and having a little conversation (even if he makes no sense and doesn't respond!) or by doing a little running commentary about what you're doing I think he'll pick stuff up. Alasdair is a little younger but he's always been much more physical and is probably bringing up the rear in terms of language development amongst his little friends. I try to follow Ally's interests. He likes singing songs and does the actions to wind the bobbin and twinkle twinkle, knows (but doesn't say) lots of animals and does all sorts of physical things that I've taught him to do safely that maybe other parents wouldn't let their toddlers do at Ally's age. Anyway I'm rambling but I certainly wouldn't feel pressured into teaching him anything specific just yet.

Thanks he loves me reading him books but when i get the word books he will skim through them quickly and il point at the picture and say what it is but he really doesn look like hes taking it in lol maybe he is but he just doesnt look like he is i think your right about just talking to them etc though . Charlie tends to do more things rather than say more things xxx



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 15:07 PM   6
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i agree , he will say things when he is ready

does he having building blocks ? while my lo is building ( or as i pass each on to him to build with) i say the colour or count as he sticks the blocks together / builds them up, he dosnt say any colours yet but is getting close and tries to copy some. and although if i try to test him on them he usually decides its time to pay with something else , but im fairly sure he knows which colours the basic ones are, wont be long before he is saying them im sure... same with shapes, he has a sorter and a puzzles with shapes in, i give him a piece at a time and tell him what it is - " square where does the square go ?" - "thats right it goes in the square shaped hole"
anyway i think at this age you need to follow their lead, talk to him tell him what things are called and when he is ready he will suprise you by saying them
Thanks yes he does have building blocks but doesnt play with them much but i never thought of saying the colours of them to him as i pass him a block thats a good idea for learning coloursxx



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 16:01 PM   7
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with Hannah I sing songs to her, point to objects and tell her the color, even just some of her toys I'll pick out three different colored toys and go through all the colors with her, same with her animal toys pick out a few and go through each one and ask her what they say and which animal is which, we do read to her, sometimes she's interested, other times not.



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 21:52 PM   8
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what works for me and my daughter is when she's bored.. because then i dont have to try and get her to pay attention i ask her can you say "hi" (a work she knows) and have her say a couple more she knows, then if she's interested i say a word she doesnt know yet, and sometimes she gets it right away and sometimes it takes a while, but i think the key is catching them at the right time! hope this helps!



 
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