Re: how many words should a 24 month old say?
I am an education major and also have a one year old who will be 2 in aug. same thing as you, though I don't have older kids to compare. My son talks, says many words and puts short phrases together such as I do, want juice,(just taught him that) bye (fill in the blank) etc. he counts, IDs numbers and some letters and some colors. But the fluency just isn't there and he does not talk in sentences at all, unless it is jibberish. He communicates his needs fine through some sign language, gestures and words and crying but I find myself wondering, shouldn't he be speaking better by now?
In my class, psychology of the learner, they said boys language is delayed compared to girls and they usually talk later then girls do .. Also, boys hear different, they don't hear the sounds of language like girls do. But boys also tend to start talking all of a sudden and very well rather than steadily and gradually like girls. Well that is what I learned, I hope it is true!
Last edited by Hope2Heal; 06-15-2008 at 07:37 PM.