Milestones - By two years
Use of words and sentences
Children of this age use around 50 words they begin to put two or three words together, e.g. “mummy gone”, “more drink”, “wash hands”.
If your child has a nanny, childminder or goes to nursery talk to them about your child’s speech and language. It is always helpful to have information about how your child talks and communicates in other places.
If you are concerned about your two year old’s language development, for example you think that they speak less than other children their age, seem to be continually getting stuck, or repeating parts of words, you should contact your health visitor, children’s centre or local speech and language therapist and talk to them about your child. You can contact a speech and language therapist yourself; you do not need to go through your GP or health visitor though Speech and Language Therapy services are run differently depending on where you live. You can get free resources and check out your child’s speech, language and communication development at www.talkingpoint.org.uk