Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your child is not
  • Using words or actions to communicate such as waving or raising arms up to be lifted.
  • Wanting to move around.
  • Responding to others.
  • Seeking the attention of familiar people.
Why TALKing builds literacy
Chevonne's babbles are now becoming real words and she's joining single words together.

This age can be hard for toddlers and challenging for parents. Toddlers understand much more than they can say and may become frustrated, and for some toddlers this will lead to tantrums and tears.

Talking and listening to toddlers helps them learn to communicate. Children learn language in everyday moments, so talking to Chevonne during routines carried out in the house, car or shopping can help her developing language and her understanding of the world around her.

Talking to your child in the language you speak at home is the most effective way to help them learn to communicate.

Life can be busy and at the end of the day you might hardly remember what you did because it all went so fast. Try to slow down and rest when you can and take deep breaths.