The Jamie's + 1

Communication is Key

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Thursday.
I am linking up with my favorite link up series again today.

This weeks topic is:
Helping Your Toddler to Communicate (Words, emotions, etc.)

Nicklas has always been very vocal.  90% of the words we don't understand but he is always looking directly at us, using his hands to talk also and acting like he is telling us the biggest, most important story ever.  Jamie and I have gotten very good at acting like we completly understand and will ask him questions back.  He then gets excited and laughs and just keeps 'talking'.  I think its important to get excited about whatever it is he is telling us because he is trying so hard to communicate.

We also love to read at our house.  One of my baby showers was dedicated just to books because I want Nicklas to have my love of reading.  Nicklas loves sitting down by himself and looking threw books and magazines.

We also try not to use a lot of baby talk.  I always call things exactly what they are supposed to be called.  We call a cup a cup, a bed a bed, etc.  That way he will learn what things are really called and when he says it at school, church, etc. people will know what he is talking about.

We will tell Nicklas to use his words when he gets upset or frustrated but I don't think we are there yet.  I want him to learn to communicate his frustrations instead of throwing a tantrum but I know that is going to be a challenge in itself.  I know sometimes when I am frustrated I would like to throw myself down on the ground!!

How do you help your little one communicate?!


  1. Love your advice girl!!! Such great pointers. :)

  2. I loooooooove when Mia is is really into telling us a story.... even though we have NO clue what she's saying, ha ha!


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