25 Words a 2-Year-Old Should Be Saying 25 Words a 2-Year-Old Should Be Saying
By age 2, most kids are talking. There’s a wide range in the number of words they use, but it’s typically suggested that they... 25 Words a 2-Year-Old Should Be Saying

By age 2, most kids are talking. There’s a wide range in the number of words they use, but it’s typically suggested that they should be using at least 50. However, recent research led by Leslie Rescorla, Ph.D., a professor and clinician at Bryn Mawr College, has refined this perspective by listing the 25 most common words that toddlers master—and suggests that if your 2-year-old isn’t using these words, at a minimum, then it makes sense to seek out an evaluation. The list includes the following words:

  • Mommy
  • Daddy
  • Baby
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Hello
  • Bye-bye
  • Yes
  • No
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Ball
  • Nose
  • Eye
  • Banana
  • Cookie
  • Car
  • Hot
  • Thank you
  • Bath
  • Shoe
  • Hat
  • Book
  • More
  • All gone

What’s especially noteworthy about this list is that these are the basic words that are most frequently used conversationally by toddlers as they interact with their world. So if your 2-year-old isn’t routinely using them, it’s a good idea to talk to your pediatrician about getting an evaluation. There could be many reasons why your toddler’s spoken language isn’t developing at the typical rate (there could be a hearing problem, an issue with the mechanics of speaking, or early signs of an underlying learning disorder or autism spectrum disorder)—or it may turn out that those words will come with time. But, this is the age to start screening and evaluating, so that if there is a detectable problem, an appropriate intervention can be discussed and implemented. And the earlier an intervention starts, the more effective it will be.


Source: Parents.com

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  • Kendra

    2017-02-12 #1 Author

    My son kyron say all those words and more he’s 2!!


  • ShaTerria

    2017-02-12 #2 Author

    My son say everything he hear someone saying . Lol


  • Lashaye Byrd

    2017-02-12 #3 Author

    I’ve always wondered when babies should start talking. I’m happy that I red this article.


  • Alisha

    2017-02-12 #4 Author

    Omg! This is so helpful. I’m really into early childhood education and this will help me keep on track and make sure my son is learning and up to speed. I’d love to see more articles on educating and learning ❤️


  • Meonterrio Berry

    2017-02-12 #5 Author

    Great knowledge


  • Dominique Reed

    2017-02-13 #6 Author

    Hi, I want my babies to be featured on your page.


  • Jacquez

    2017-02-13 #7 Author

    That’s good for kids o be talking at age two.


  • Kayla Rolle

    2017-02-13 #8 Author

    This is an interesting article .


  • Tatyanna Goddard

    2017-02-13 #9 Author

    Ima start my baby girl early 😍


  • Bre’Onte Hyman

    2017-02-13 #10 Author

    Very interesting article


  • Laurel

    2017-02-13 #11 Author

    My son knew a lot of words when he was 2 years old


  • ZaNesha Harrison

    2017-02-13 #12 Author

    My Son Almost 2 And He Know Most Of These Words


  • Myesha Smith

    2017-02-13 #13 Author

    Depending on how well they were taught, they could be saying more words than that.


  • Shauntavia

    2017-02-13 #14 Author

    Yes I actually agree with you all article , I do think a 2 year old should know ALL 25 WORDS .


  • Doreka

    2017-02-13 #15 Author

    My daughter has been talk since she was 10 months. It all depends on the kids and how parents interact with them


  • Kate

    2017-02-13 #16 Author

    Very interesting


  • Kionna west

    2017-02-13 #17 Author

    Now a days two year olds are saying everything.


  • Esthere Charles

    2017-02-13 #18 Author

    Wow very nice. I love babies


  • Sharon Green

    2017-02-13 #19 Author

    I feel like a baby is going to move as fast as they can, dont press anything in them. They them grow


  • Jasmine Lowe

    2017-02-13 #20 Author

    That’s interesting to know !


  • Ajalah Omusa

    2017-02-13 #21 Author

    I’m glad to know that my baby uses all these words and much more…


  • Tymeerah

    2017-02-13 #22 Author

    My 2 year talks great ❤


  • Jaydee mommy

    2017-02-13 #23 Author

    My baby cousin uses all those words and she can.even hold a good conversation. She talks clear and we can easily understand what she’s saying. I want my baby boy to be just like that.


  • Jaydee mommy

    2017-02-13 #24 Author

    P.S- I’m hoping that he’ll be featured on your page.


  • Taquesha

    2017-02-13 #25 Author

    This is very educational and helpful for me so when my baby turn 2 I will know she’s on track


  • alexis prince

    2017-02-13 #26 Author

    i was interested in this article because my son just turned 3 but he was mastering these words at 2 even though it was a slow process for us.


  • Jamesheia summers

    2017-02-13 #27 Author

    Can’t wait until my baby turns two ❤️😩


  • Leeanna

    2017-02-13 #28 Author

    My 2year old is extremely outspoken😩😂


  • Kira

    2017-02-13 #29 Author

    Very interesting to know about this


  • Peter Eneano

    2017-02-13 #30 Author

    Nice information, we have a beautiful 4 months old Princess , i will pay attention to her development


  • Tanasha finney

    2017-02-13 #31 Author

    When seven year old daughter was two she spoke very well.


  • Kayla

    2017-02-13 #32 Author

    At what time should I start teaching my son to these words? He is only 3weeks old right now


  • King

    2017-02-13 #33 Author

    Prettyy girl heyy


  • Danielle

    2017-02-13 #34 Author

    Interesting article


  • Betty

    2017-02-13 #35 Author

    My baby girl is only 1 and says all those words. Maybe I have a genius. Lol


  • Khadija

    2017-02-13 #36 Author

    Wow hope my son can say all of those words by time he’s 2


  • Kenyatta

    2017-02-14 #37 Author

    My 2 year old says all those words and more…she starts school in august and they are already telling me she is way advanced for her age


  • Monica Atkins

    2017-02-15 #38 Author

    My grandbaby Lily may be too advanced for a 3yr old which she just turned too weeks ago. She talked very fluently when pronuncing her words and I’m just proud of here.


  • Sanauji

    2017-02-17 #39 Author

    I love this site it’s very helpful


  • Shay

    2017-02-24 #40 Author

    My daughter was walking before she was talking and she is now 2 and her vocabulary is great for her age …a good advantage to have a teacher/grammy


  • Keyla

    2017-02-26 #41 Author

    My baby is doing good because she says more than that.!


  • Calandra

    2017-02-27 #42 Author

    Yes…..My daughter says all those words.


  • Elizabeth

    2017-03-07 #43 Author

    My nieces jazlynn and always say my nickname Pookie over and over again it’s so cute


  • Ryniah

    2017-04-07 #44 Author

    My Baby Girl Says All These Words Amd More Lol , She Can Have A Full On Conversation With You And She’s Only Two


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