When your child starts to say words or make sounds that could be words, connect them to more words. If they say “nose” you can say, “There’s your nose and there’s mine” If they say “beep, beep” you can say, “The horns on the car go beep, beep” Later you can ask, “What sound do cars make”
See what your child is learning
Children learn to speak by hearing you connect the sounds they make with words. And they learn more words when you add your words to theirs. In this way their brains become more efficient and faster at processing sound—the building blocks of speech.