It’s true though. My (now 4 year old) will recite something as if it were the easiest most natural thing in the world but get in front of people and instead of reciting she says random things like “frog” or “nothing” or “the jar talked to me”. She does this to get people to laugh. And I’m fine with that. I’d rather her feel free, happy and make others laugh than feel shy, nervous and pressured.
Well I think it’s the same thing with little ones. Caelum goes through phases where he either talks a lot or hardly at all. I’ve learned that when I relax and get down on his level to “conversate” with him he opens up more than if I’m trying to force him to “say horse” by repeating that phrase while pointing to a horse like 100 times.
I’ve seen so many mothers stress over this and compare their child’s vocabulary to that of others and I urge you not to do that!
Have you found this to be true in your little one?
What methods have you tried in teaching your little one to talk?