Infant's first words

Infant's first words
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  • At 7 months old, this infant recognizes his name and can understand other words before he can say them. Instead, the infant communicates through gestures and special sounds.
  • By now the infant is 13 months old and his vocabulary has increased drastically. He can now say words like "ball" "dog" or "play" but the words represent their intentions, not just the object.
  • "Mama"
  • At this point the infant is 18 months old and can speak around 50 words, yet he is beginning what is known as the "vocabulary spurt", where infants learn many new words quickly in a few months.
  • "Stairs"
  • The infant has just turned 2 and now can comfortably say 2 word phrases or utterances. He might say "Help please" or "Want juice" to describe what he wants. Tone also plays a large role in how to interprate their words. This type of speaking is also known as telegraphic speech, and can be short phrases like "Watch movie now" that don't include verbs or aticles.
  • "Play time?"
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