Your two-year-old might be able to use sentences of 2-3 words and say ‘I’, ‘you’ and ‘me’. They will enjoy naming everyday things like ‘doggy’, ‘car’ and ‘drink’. They will be learning and using lots of words and will be easier to understand when talking. Your child will also be able to understand and follow simple requests like ‘bring your bag’. Children respond best to encouragement and interest, rather than being corrected or being made fun of, so try to avoid correcting your toddler’s mistakes too often.
Things you can do: Talk together, singing songs or nursery rhymes, share stories together, listen, use language that your child understands, build on basic words – for example, when they say ‘bus’, you can say, ‘Yes, it’s a big blue bus’. Go on a sound walk, see what you can hear together whilst out and about. Give your child time, they all get there eventually. Trying and making mistakes are important parts of learning.