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Toddler Speech Activity - Use the Sign "Want" During Play

We know when our children want things. Children make it very clear when they want something. Even if they cannot talk, they will find a way to make their wants known.  Unfortunately it is often shown by grabbing, pointing, or grunting. It is important that you do not let your toddler "get away" with grunting or pointing. Grunting or pointing may be a starting place, but you can use basic sign language to encourage your toddler's speech and communication to grow and develop. If your child is pointing at a toy, you should say and sign, "want toy?" Then help your toddler sign the word "want." Make sure that they can both see you signing and hear you saying the words to them. 

Watch the Video for the word "want" below

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