Since they are babies, parents and teachers have to stimulate the development of our children’s communication. For children to develop language, they use different tools that can also be used at home. At 2 years old adverbs, pronouns, adjectives appear …

Activities to learn to speak and improve language

Interactive games

The typical games of a lifetime, such as ‘Sawdust sawing’, ‘This was for firewood …’ or ‘Little kitten’, in which the rhymes, gestures and the little one have to respond or continue a phrase, they are very good at fostering communication.

Drawings and photos

Viewing and discussing with the children drawings and photos of everyday objects helps to expand their vocabulary. In addition to drawing, we can also show them the real object, so that the between the word and the object it represents is more powerful . Family photos can also be used for the little one to identify and recognize mom, dad or grandparents.


You must use stories adapted to the age of the child. The activities that can be developed around a story are very varied: they can handle and read them themselves, listen to how we tell them, or we can ask them where a specific object is in the illustrations.

Songs and chants

The little ones love to listen and simple lines that have a well-defined rhythm. Taking advantage of this interest, it is easier for them to begin to say the final syllable of a word, to make the corresponding gestures and to repeat complete parts of the song. They love to have the same themes repeated to them constantly.

Chew and stick your tongue out

To develop oral language, it is essential that the child do articulation and pronunciation exercises. As soon as their pediatrician authorizes it, the little ones should chew to strengthen their jaws. You can also play ‘Ms. Lengua’s visits’; Through easy and fun instructions, the little ones exercise all the muscles that influence speech: ‘Now Mrs. Lengua is going to visit the nose; now to Mrs. Chin; Now he wants to go to Doña Oreja Izquierda’s house. ‘

Puppets and marionettes

Theater activities are very interesting as a form of communication, both because of the interest they arouse and the desire to answer them. Another way to improve your language is to organize dress-up and role-play games.

We should be concerned if …

  • At 6 months. The child does not chatter when spoken to and does not smile at the adult’s voice or smile.
  • With . He does not point his finger at what he wants and does not emit doubled syllables: ‘pa-pa-pa’.
  • To the . He does not use gestures to attract attention, request or reject and does not identify, when they are named, familiar objects or people.
  • To the . He has not started to say meaningful words (water, Dad) and he does not understand everyday words without gestures.
  • To the . He does not use two-word phrases and does not understand simple commands, such as ‘take the bread’ or ‘throw this paper in the trash’.

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