Emerging Talk Class
Our toddler class for children aged between 1 and 2 years is called Emerging Talk. Language takes a real hold for most children during the second year of life, with the first words developing between 12 and 18 months. Whilst your child’s expressive language (the words they can speak) is growing quickly, their receptive language (the words they understand) is growing even more quickly. ‘By 18 months, a child can speak about 50 words, but it can understand about 5 times that many.’ David Crystal.
Some of the skills your child learns in the second year:
- Using holophrases (single words used to convey a whole wealth of meaning – think of the different ways your child uses “mama”)
- Joining words together
- Choosing word order for meaning (“mama sit” as a description / “sit mama” as an order)
‘By 18 months, a child can speak about 50 words, but it can understand about 5 times that many.’
David Crystal OBE, FBA, FLSW.
Renowned linguist, writer and academic
Your toddler will be learning so much about language in the second year of life, but language is like any other skill, the more it is nurtured the better it becomes.
Our classes are designed to develop these and other key skills, with a focus on encouraging the next set of skills. By attending Chattertown classes your child will be exposed to a range of fun and engaging stimuli designed specifically for their stage of language development.
Our classes help your child with:
- Practise of key age-related skills through songs, stories, poems and word games
- Development of confidence with language
- Opportunities to communicate and practise sounds and words free from interruptions and distractions (older siblings/TV etc)
Supports you with:
- Strategies and methods to develop your child’s language skills
- Regular focused, quality time with your child developing their linguistic skills
- Confidence that what you are doing will help your child communicate more
Language is like any other skill, the more it is nurtured the better it becomes.
‘I would recommend these classes for any parent looking to encourage their child’s speech and language.’
Diane James MSc BA
Qualified Speech and Language Therapist