Point and Repeat
By Lizzy and Colin Tahsuda
At 14 months, Eleanor is consistently mimicking words. She points at everything, signaling that she wants you to name the object. She then tries her best to repeat what you said, mostly just saying the first syllable at this point. Not only is it adorable, but it is fascinating how she watches how your mouth moves as you speak and then tries to imitate. We have a little parrot on our hands!
Eleanor started pointing relatively early, so we have been naming objects for awhile now. We try to use a lot of repetition and are always amazed when she points at something and states what it is without being prompted. Pointing and talking has made a big impact on her speech development so far!