Speech development

Baby talk

Speech development of an 18-month-old bilingual child: number of actively used words

WHAT SPEEDS UP THE SPEECH DEVELOPMENT

In the first place, I would like to do a roundup of all the information on stimulation of speech development in babies to be found online. Various Internet sources claim that you can speed up the speech development of your baby if:

– you just talk to your baby (when your baby doesn’t speak, monologues are fine),

– you talk with your child (as soon as first words have appeared); in a situation when your child understands but can’t answer, answering for him or her is advisable, 

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Baby talking

First sentences of a bilingual child supported by the Doman method (Maja is 17 months old)

FURTHER SPEECH DEVELOPMENT IN A BILINGUAL BABY

 

This is already the fifth blog entry that sums up Maja’s speech development. It is getting more and more interesting. The results of non-native bilingualism which is sometimes called intentional bilingualism are well beyond my expectation. While browsing the Internet I came across such terms as “artificial bilingualism” or “limited bilingualism” but they have negative connotations to me. 

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Early maths teaching

Developing mathematical and logical intelligence with the Doman method, another summary of a speech development in my baby (Maja is 15,5 months old)

PERCENTAGES  WITH A BABY

I have completed all Doman’s suggestions as far as teaching maths to a baby is concerned. But don’t worry – this is not the end. Doman encourages parents to be creative and to follow their imagination when it comes to all sorts of ideas related to dot flashcards. I have assumed that if fractions can be taught using dot cards we can use them to teach lots of other mathematical stuff like percentages, roots and exponents or powers …. and maybe I will come up with something else.

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Bilingual baby and first words

Vocabulary of a bilingual child supported by the Doman method, more words (Maja is 13 months old)

A 13-MONTH-OLD BABY – VOCABULARY

Yeah….a 13-month-old baby and we have a whole set of new words. It seems bilingualism doesn’t cause a speech delay. I have already made a list of Maja’s first words which is to be found here. 

To tell you the truth, my baby speaks…”Chinese” most of the time: words, sentences and even whole monologues in her own language. We often have a chit-chat during which I pretend I understand her and give her answers in English. Then, she replies in her own language.

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