Language Development

Is your child's language development on track? Find out how many words your toddler should have in her vocabulary, learn about language delays, and see if your child may need speech therapy.

25 Words a 2-Year-Old Should Be Saying

Not sure if your 24-month-old's language is on the right track? We've got you covered!

Activities to Boost Language Development: 18-24 Months

Your toddler is at a stage where she is constantly learning language from you. Jamie Loehr M.D. and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" suggest these activities in order to encourage healthy language development.

Activities to Encourage Language Development: 12-18 Months

Jamie Loehr, M.D. and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child," suggest these simple activities to get your child talking.

What Toddlers Understand When Adults Talk

Toddlers may not be talking much, but they're taking in a lot more than you think.

9 Ways Toddlers Say 'I Love You'

Toddlers have their own set of love languages, expressing their love for you in different ways.

Bilingual Babes: Teach Your Child A Second Language

The best time to teach your child a second language is the same time she's learning her first one. So vamonos! (Let's go!)

Learning Letters: Alphabet Coloring Pages and Flash Cards

We've rounded up a few alphabet activities that will help your little one learn the ABCs in no time.

Raise a Bilingual Kid

Introducing your child to a second language is easier than you think. And in our world gone global, it's a supersmart move.

Get Your Toddler Talking

Fun, simple ways to help bring out your toddler's budding language skills.

Start Signing! Why Kids Should Learn Sign Language

Give your child a hand in spelling, vocab, and other skills by introducing her to sign language.

Frustration Factor: Help Your Toddler Express Emotions

Toddlers have more will than skill. Your kid can tame her powerful emotions with these fixes.

The Toddler Dictionary: Tips on Communicating with Your Toddler

Your toddler isn't hardwired to ignore you -- she's just learning about language, so what seems logical to you can be baffling to her. Think of this guide as your discipline decoder.

Getting Wordy: 4 Ways to Improve Your Preschooler's Vocabulary

Your preschooler still has a few years until his first vocabulary test, but now is the perfect time to talk it up.

Teaching Manners: Little Kids, Big Mouths

It's mortifying when your pint-size chatterbox blurts out something about a stranger's size, age, or disability. We'll help you save face and teach your child a lesson about tact.

Talking to Toddlers

Communicating with a 1-year-old can be tricky. Here, the best ways to get your message across.

6 Foreign Languages Kids Should Learn

The younger your children are, the better it is to introduce them to a foreign language. Discover the top languages your kids should learn.

Toddler Talk

This is the age when your child's speech begins to soar. Here are some simple strategies to boost his language skills.

Language Development Milestones: Ages 1 to 4

Is your child on track for increasing basic language skills? Watch out for these stages of language development.

Speech Development in Toddlers

Three noted speech experts answer your questions about how toddlers development speech skills.

Language Development

18 - 24 Months

Helping Your Child Develop Storytelling Skills

When you foster your child's newfound storytelling skills, her creativity will blossom.

The Importance of Small Talk

Your 2-year-old may provide a running commentary of words and sound effects throughout the day. It's important to show your child you're listening and to respond to her attempts to communicate.

Language Milestones

In the first part of the year, your little one will acquire words for key objects and people. Later in the year, her language development will explode and begin to include combinations of words.

How to Facilitate Language Growth

Some toddlers learn words in fits and starts, while other children's vocabularies rise at a rapid and steady pace. What can you do to nurture your youngster's verbal skills?