Children learn to speak at their own pace and reach milestones at various ages. Here are some milestones that can help determine if you need to seek professional advice

Hearing and Understanding

  • Moves eyes in direction of sounds
  • Responds to changes in tone of your voice
  • Notices toys that make sounds
  • Pays attention to music


  • Babbling sounds more speech-like with many different sounds, including p, b and m
  • Chuckles and laughs
  • Vocalizes excitement and displeasure
  • Makes gurgling sounds when left alone and when playing with you

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