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Activities & Ideas to help Late Talking Toddlers  

See our blogs below for information on late talking toddlers and language boosting ideas to help late talkers.  

Our blog series Let's FOCUS on Building Language Moments looks at quick and simple ideas to get Late Talkers to FOCUS  on Speech & Language while completing simple day to day routines and activities like brushing teeth or putting on Sunscreen).  Our blogs  Toys to get Toddlers Talking series looks at simple ideas to get late talking toddlers to FOCUS on Speech and Language while playing with Toys.  See all information blogs on late talkers and our series below.  

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late talking toddlers
late talking toddlers


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5 ways you can help late talking toddlers talk effectively

1. FOCUS on Toddler Talk: Parents/ Carers/ educators of under 3 year old Toddlers can access techniques that can be embedded in every day interactions and play.

2.Observations by parents /carers/ educators with easy ways to observe and monitor development so that input offered by parents are at the level that will optimise each child's communication development journey. By working out what skills are strong and which ones can be boosted,  parents can vary their input accelerating the child's communication abilities and therefore learning potential.

3. Communicate with others - Show Toddlers new ways of trying to communicate with others so that they feel heard and their attempts to communicate are rewarded by getting their needs met.

4. Understanding - comes before speaking - boosting comprehension of ideas plus helping the toddler to see that gestures and speech helps to reduce their frustration.

5. Speech - by breaking down the steps of learning to communicate into small achievable steps effective communication systems can be developed. Strengthening foundation skills can lead to improved Spoken language.



By 2 years of age children are typically saying around 200 words. ​

Slow to talk or Late Talkers would be considered a 24 month old saying less than 50 words and/ OR not putting 2-words together to make little sentences (e..g, go car).






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Observation Checklists

Online Checklists 

​Get to know your child's personal development each step of the way with easy to use online checklists with automatic results.

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Communication FOCUS

Activities that FOCUS On

Communication Skills 

​FOCUS on activities that highlight important social aspects of learning to talk and learn. Build and strengthen social and emotional skills.

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Understanding FOCUS

Activities that FOCUS On

Understanding Skills  

FOCUS on activities that highlight the importance of understanding language. Understanding comes before talking.

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Speech FOCUS

Activities that FOCUS On

Speech & Articulation

FOCUS on activities that assist your toddler to say the building blocks of words - speech sounds improving speech clarity.

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Everyday routine activities specific to each steps FOCUS. Easy ways to keep the FOCUS of the step in your busy schedule.

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