Correcting Toddler Talk

You can help your toddler learn to say things in a grammatically accurate way—but not by correcting him or her all the time and asking your child to say something “the right way.”


When she says, “I go’ed outside with Daddy,” it’s better to repeat what she has just told you, but with the right pronunciation or words—“You went outside with Daddy! That must have been fun.”

You’re acknowledging what she has said and she’s hearing you say it in the correct way. She’ll learn, and eventually, she’ll be saying it correctly as well.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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