Everyone who’s spent time around toddlers has probably heard mixed-up words like psketti (spagetti), goed, crackle-dackle (crocodile) or another nonsense word. What you may not know is that these mix-ups often show how well your child is understanding the language he or she hears! Your child has probably never even heard the word “goed” before, but he or she already knows that past tense actions often end in ‘ed’! The parenting website SimpleKids has more information on language development and even a Facebook page with other children’s word mix-ups.
For more information, Simple Steps (Parent Shelf 305.231 MI) has information on language and socio-emotional development.
Just be sure to put on some ice cream before you head outside.