When Do Children Start Talking?


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When people speak of a baby's 'milestones' what are they talking about?

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1. How is crying a form of communication?

2. What letters do linguists say are the most common for a children to begin experimenting with in early babbling?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources will assess your understanding of the age when children start talking. You'll be answering questions on things like a baby's 'milestones' and their crying.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will help you to:

  • Recognize the letters children typically attempt first, when they are learning to speak
  • Determine when children first begin talking
  • Understand the age when a child not speaking becomes a cause for concern

Skills Practiced

Use these skills as you study:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the age when children will have already spoken their first word
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the age when children start talking
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a baby's reason for crying and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this area of study from the lesson called When Do Children Start Talking? The lesson will cover the following:

  • Waiting for the word
  • The concept of babbling before a child speaks
  • What to do if a child has not spoken a certain amount of time after he or she has been born