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.

What Toddlers Understand When Adults Talk

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

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.

This Dad Tracked His Son's First Words in a Really Creative Way

A super-organized dad tracked his son's first words using a spreadsheet and graphs to illustrate the extreme learning curve toddlers go through when they start to learn language.

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!)

9 Bilingual Board Books in Spanish and English

Want to give your kids a bilingual boost? These top titles written in both English and espanol are as multicultural as our ninos!

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.

25 Most Common Words a 2-Year-Old Says

Research has listed the 25 most common words that toddlers master. It suggests if your two-year-old isn't saying at least 25 words, at a minimum, you might want to seek out an evaluation by a doctor.

Get Your Toddler Talking

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

Dax Shepard Found a Silver Lining After Accidentally Teaching His Daughter the F Word

Shepard, who shares daughter Lincoln with Kristen Bell, is every dad who let a swear word fly around his toddler and has to live with the consequences.

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.

Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For at 2 Years

Your toddler will grow and change at their own pace but you can guess around year two, you'll start to celebrate some major milestones. Talk to your doctor if you notice any of these red flags.

16 Easy Ways to Raise a Bilingual Child

Want to raise bilingual kids? There are lots of ingenious ways to sneak Spanish into their lives every day.

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.

Here's a Major Reason to Encourage Your Preschooler to Nap

Nap time isn't just a break for parents. A new study finds sleep offers important advantages for preschoolers' development.

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.

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.

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.

Frustration Factor: Help Your Toddler Express Emotions

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

Talking to Toddlers

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

Are You Underestimating Your Toddler When It Comes to Learning Language?

Parents' low expectations for their toddler's language development may later cause them problems in school.

Numbers in Spanish: Los Numeros en Espanol!

Learn to speak Spanish! It's as easy as uno, dos, tres.

Colors: Los Colores

Teach your kids to speak Spanish. Follow along to learn the colors!