Everyone does it when they see a cute a baby. The baby talk comes flowing out of the mouth of adults almost every time a small infant is around. The funny noises make babies laugh and sometimes they make funny noises back. It is a great way to let babies know that they can be comfortable around the adult making the funny noises.
The cute babies soon start to grow up and become cute toddlers. Some people still do baby talk to get the child’s attention, especially the parents. Too much baby talk might hinder the child’s speech development. It’s funny to watch the adults who talk slow or loud to a toddler like they are aliens from another planet. The child may start to copy the same speech patterns, like talking slow. The children understand words loud and clear. However, the adults have to keep in mind that toddlers are not ready to recite the dictionary either. There is a balance to teach children the proper way to talk.
A good way to maintain that balance is to start talking to the toddler in complete sentences. For example, instead telling the child « eat, eat » start saying, « It is time to eat ». They will soon start to repeat those sentences back to the parent or adult. Another way to talk in complete sentences is to point out items around the house. Kids that are at the toddler age love to discover new things. Describing colors, shapes and textures is a great way to talk to the child and teach them new things.
The best way to develop a toddler’s speech is reading. Reading to a child allows them to hear many words and how to pronounce them correctly. A baby and toddler should be read to at least once a day. As the child gets older around the age of two, will start to pick out their own books. Usually it is the same book they want to hear over and over again. Reading the same book many times may be annoying for the parent but good for the child. Eventually the child will start to repeat back the words in the book as the parent is reading it to them. Many parents complain about not being able to read what they want when the small child is around. It is acceptable if the parent reads what they are reading out loud to the child like the newspaper, for example.
A growing toddler is an exciting time. The parents should not hold them back from developing into a great child. The parents also should not push and overdo the learning at such an early age. Unless something is developmentally wrong with the child, they will learn to talk. Finding a balance, having fun and enjoying the child are the most important things parents can do to help the baby become a toddler.
Talking to Toddlers is an audio program created by Chris Thompson, a father of two kids. He claimed that he is an expert in language strategies using « neuro-linguistic programming » (NLP). By using NLP, he stated that he can get the toddlers to agree to do things. This may sound fancy to you. This Talking to Toddler Review will discuss whether this program is for real or one of those scam products that parents should avoid.
The audio program is composed of 3 CDs. It is also available in MP3 format which you can download directly from the Talking to Toddlers official website. By being an audio product, you can listen to the program anywhere, even while you are driving the car or jogging with your portable MP3 player. There are tons of information you need to listen to and it will definitely take a lot of time before you complete the program.
The techniques mentioned by Chris are easy to follow. You can immediately test the strategies with your toddlers. Most of the time toddlers would want to do their own thing and giving orders can cause them to exhibit tantrums. One of the interesting techniques is what Chris called as the « double bind ». This is applicable if you need your toddler to follow your instructions. What a parent needs to do is to give the toddler choices that are effectively the same. By doing this, you will force your toddler to choose either one and he will end up doing the tasks that you intend him to do. The use of positive language is also a main focus of the program. You will get positive results from your toddlers using positive words.
In summary, the audio program packs a lot of information that parents need to know in order to raise their toddlers properly with less stress. Parents will know how they will discipline their toddlers and control their tantrums. This Talking to Toddler Review definitely concludes that the product is for real and is truly a gem for parents.