10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking & WIN: Lifetime Subscription to the Speech Blubs App

10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking & WIN: Lifetime Subscription to the Speech Blubs App

Worried about your baby’s speech development? Want to give your baby a jumpstart with speech development? Then, you’re in luck! Let’s review typical baby speech and language developmental milestones and 10 ways you can encourage your baby to start talking!

Baby Speech Milestones

From the moment your baby enters the world, he or she is listening to your voice. By three months of age, your baby will start vocalizing to lay the groundwork for future language development. By 24 months, your child may be able to speak 50 or more words. This is a crucial time and a great opportunity to help your baby start talking!

Be advised that the following milestones are merely guidelines for health professionals and parents to track child development. But every child develops at his or her own rate. If you are concerned about your baby’s speech development or you feel your child is falling behind on key milestones, don’t be afraid to speak to your baby’s pediatrician about your concerns.

Between three and four months your baby can:

  • Smile in response to your voice and face
  • Make cooing sounds
  • Have different cries for different needs

Between six and seven months, your baby can:

  • Babble
  • Make gurgling sounds
  • Uses vocalizations to express joy or anger
  • Move eyes to see where a sound is coming from
  • Notices tone changes in your voice (example: responds by crying if you’re upset)
  • Seems to listen to music
  • Notices his/her toys make sound

Between 12 and 13 months your baby can:

  • Imitates sound
  • Says small easy words like “dada”
  • Understands one-step instructions (“Come here”)
  • Recognizes words for everyday objects
  • Turns his/her head to respond to sound

Between 24 to 25 months your child can:

  • Say simple sentences like “more please”
  • Ask one to two word questions
  • Follow and understand simple instructions
  • Say 50 or more words
  • Speech pronunciation can be understood 50% of the time by parents and caregivers

10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking

1. Increase opportunities for pretend play

Pretend play not only furthers your child’s imagination but also increases speech development. The imaginative play opens the door to introducing new words in response to different social situations. Until your child starts talking, you will need to participate in pretend play exercises and take the lead on many activities.

Here are some imaginative play ideas for you to try:

  • Have a pretend tea party with the Queen
  • Grocery shop with pretend food
  • Host a pretend dinner party
  • Play doctor with your child’s favorite stuffed animal

2. Ask your child to help with everyday tasks

One way to help your child start talking is to ask for help with everyday tasks. Your toddler is at the age where he or she loves to complete tasks and help you with everything. Take advantage of this by asking your child for help!

When you ask your child to help you’re increasing his or her vocabulary along with the steps involved in completing everyday tasks. Try asking your child to retrieve items from the refrigerator you need to make a meal. Not only does this give your child an early lesson in meal preparation and cooking, but will help your child identify food items.

Example: “Can you help mommy by getting the cheese?”

You may have to help your child at first and allow him or her to make a mess in the fridge, but it is well worth it when your child starts identifying and saying common food items!

3. Offer choices

Your child is his or her own individual. Therefore, offer choices for anything you can. From two snack choices to what to wear for the day. The only thing to remember is to make sure to name the items!

For instance, “Do you want string cheese or fruit snacks?”

4. Manners and greetings

Every time you interact with someone else, teach your child how to understand and use social greetings. When saying goodbye to someone look and say to your child, “Say bye-bye,” and wave. Eventually, your child will begin to imitate the gesture.

The same goes for manners. When you give your child a cup of milk, help your child say please and thank you. (“Say thank you!”).

5. Daily routine

Establishing a daily routine helps your child understand how the day’s activities are structured and what each of the activities is called. Before you know it, your child will be asking you to “brush teeth” after they wake up in the morning.

6. Sign language

I am a huge advocate for using sign language with children! It’s helped my four-year-old with autism dramatically increase his understanding and language development. For my 18-month-old, sign language has helped to give him a “voice” while still increasing the clarity of his words.

Some of the signs that are easiest to learn (and most helpful for you) include:

  • More
  • Milk
  • Please
  • Thank you
  • Yes
  • No
  • Bath
  • Brush teeth
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Hungry
  • Drink

According to Parents.com, there is no scientific evidence to prove that sign language delays speech development in babies. In fact, some research points to an increase in speech development when language gestures are used by parents. It also decreases the amount of frustration a child can experience by not being able to communicate verbally.

7. Eye contact

Before talking or saying instructions to your child, make eye contact. This allows your child to focus on only you without distraction and see how you enunciate words and facial expressions to match.

8. Slow down

When your child attempts to say a new word, repeat the word slowly. This allows your child to see how your mouth moves to formulate the word. This will help further speech clarity over time.

9. Praise

With any word attempts, praise! And praise some more! Even if your child completely says the word wrong. Simply say “That’s right! That is a banana. Good try!”

10. Use learning apps for toddlers

An easy way to help your child start talking is with the Speech Blubs app! Kids can start using educational apps when they are around 2 years old, and it is a great alternative to passive screen time like watching TV. The Speech Blubs app combines peer video modeling to teach children new words associated with many categories like animals, shapes, and numbers. Plus, there is a built-in reward system when a child completes the task with a fun interactive learning game! You can read more Speech Blubs reviews here!

Babies develop quickly, especially in the first year. By the time your baby is 24 months old, he/she has completed plenty of speech development milestones. But don’t worry if your child is not there yet. Just start using the above 10 ways to help your baby start talking!

About the author

Liz Talton is the contributing author for the Speech Blubs blog. After her son received an Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation, she decided to do all she can to help her little one. She is a full-time blogger, homeschooling mom, and autism advocate. Before starting a family, she received a master’s degree in forensic psychology and mental health.

Click here to visit Speech Blubs website.

Click here to Like Speech Blubs on Facebook.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on Instagram.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on Twitter.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on Pinterest.

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WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Speech Blubs are giving away 1 Lifetime Subscription ($100 worth) to the Speech Blubs App!

Speech Blubs helps kids speak!

Speech Blubs is a fun app that boosts kids’ speech development and expands their vocabulary. More than 3 million downloads can’t be wrong! The app has fun interactive language exercises, riddles, face filters, and songs! Speech Blubs encourages kids to generate new sounds, words, sentences, and activities inspire imitation where kids teach kids. The Speech Blubs app is suitable for all kids 1-5 years old, and is available for iOS and Android in 4 languages (American and British English, Spanish, Portuguese and French). The app has proven effective with late talkers, kids with articulation issues, autism, Down syndrome, and apraxia.

Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below. For every entry you do it’s an extra entry to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on January 30, 2021.

Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Speech Blubs in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

60 Silly & Stupid But Funny Riddles With Solutions

60 Silly & Stupid But Funny Riddles With Solutions

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy we may make a commission, at no additional charge to you. Please see our disclosure policy for more details.

Sharing is Caring!

Are you and the kids in need of a good belly laugh? If so, why not try out some of these stupid riddles? They’re whacky, silly, and downright ridiculous!

In order to guess the answers correctly, you’ll need to think like a mad hatter! Luckily, I’ve also included the answers, so you won’t go crazy wondering what they are!

Stupid Animal Riddles

We all know how zany animals can be! However, these stupid animal riddles definitely take animal antics to the next level! Let’s see if you can guess the answers correctly.

Q: What sport is a sheep’s favorite?

A: Baa-sketball!

Q: What dance did the cow do at his school ball?

A: The moo-nwalk.

Q: Why couldn’t the giraffe go on the theme park rides?

A: Because he was too tall!

Q: How do donkeys get to work?

A: They kick it!

Q: What do you get if you cross a car with a sheep?

A: A shaggy carpet!

Q: How can you tell there’s “an elephant in the room?”

A: Because everyone is very quiet!

Q: Why didn’t the goldfish manage to change the light-bulb?

A: He kept forgetting as he only has a 3-second memory!

Q: Why didn’t the cheetah buy a car?

A: Because he can run faster!

Q: What do you get if you cross a tortoise with a cooking pot?

A: A slow cooker!

Q: What did the penguin order at the takeaway restaurant?

A: An ice-berger with fries!

Q: How does a fortune-telling elephant tell the future?

A: He just nose!

Q: How does the lion like his steak done?

A: Raw-r!

Q: Why couldn’t the panda make up his mind?

A: Because he is black and white!

Q: Why was the octopus so ticklish?

A: Because he has ten-tickles!

Q: Where do cow’s go on holiday?

A: Moo-ritius!

Q: What do you get when you cross a shark and a tornado?

A: A shark-nado!

Q: What is a cow’s favorite relaxing activity?

A: Watching a moo-vie!

Q: Why was the polar bear so popular?

A: Because he was cool!

Q: Why did no one trust the lion?

A: Because he was always lying down!

Stupid Food Riddles

I know your mother liekly told you not to play with your food. But that doesn’t mean you can’t mess around with the stupid food riddles!

Q: Why are chefs mean?

A: Because they whip cream, beat eggs, and batter chickens!

Q: What kitchen implement are eggs most afraid of?

A: Egg-beaters!

Q: What do you get when you cross a hibernating bear with a flower?

A: A hib-iscus!

Q: What did the strawberry say to the cherry?

A: You’re berry pretty!

Q: Why did the banana get kicked out of the bar?

A: Because he went bananas!

Q: Why did no one laugh at Mozarella’s jokes?

A: Because they were too cheesy!

Q: Why did the green bean miss class?

A: Because he’d been sprouting!

Q: Why did the fungi move house?

A: Because there wasn’t mush-room!

Q: What do you get when you cross a sponge with a cappuccino?

A: A cap-cake!

Q: Why wasn’t the almond allowed to join the club?

A: Because he’s nuts!

Q: What round, red veggie are all the other vegetables afraid of?

A: Beat-root!

Q: What do you get when you cross your foot with a loaf of bread?

A: A foot-long sandwich!

Q: Why didn’t the toothless man like dessert?

A: Because he didn’t have a sweet tooth!

Q: Why was the nacho so upset?

A: We don’t know as he didn’t want to taco about it! He said, “it’s nacho business!”

Q: Why did the soup win the race?

A: Because he was runny!

Stupid Car Riddles

Joking and driving is a dangerous affair! Instead of risking your life on the road, why not risk a laugh with these stupid car riddles?

Q: Why did the birds make friends with the airplane?

A: Because he had two wings, a tail, and a cock-pit!

Q: What do a horse-drawn carriage and a car have in common?

A: They both have blinkers!

Q: Why did the car stop on the side of the road?

A: Because he was all tired out!

Q: Which is a boat’s least favorite vegetable?

A: A leek!

Q: What do amphibians and cars have in common?

A: They can both be toad!

Q: What kind of vehicle does a sleepy bull drive?

A: A bull-dozer!

Q: What do you get when you cross a sub sandwich with the ocean?

A: A submarine!

Q: Why did the pick-up truck fail his exams? 

A: Because he was a bit rusty!

Q: Why didn’t the mechanic go through with his plans?

A: Because he scrapped them!

Q: Why did the flamingo cross the road?

A: Because there was a pink car on the other side!

Q: What does The Joker do when he drives to work?

A: He jokes and drives!

Stupid Sports Riddles

Making fun of sportspeople may land you in hot water. But, it might just be worth it as these stupid sports riddles are much better than a kick in the head!

Q: What do basketballers also dunk other than a basketball?

A: Donuts!

Q: What’s a soccer player’s favorite color?

A: Goal-d!

Q: What is the longest-lasting race per distance?

A: A snail race!

Q: Why did the amateur golfer wear two pairs of shorts?

A: Because he thought he might get a hole in one!

Q: What is a racket’s favorite veggie?

A: A squash!

Q: Why did the jockey get disqualified?

A: Because he was horsing around!

Q: What do lazy people and soccer players have in common?

A: They both like to kick it!

Q: What do tennis players and waiters have in common?

A: They both serve!

Q: Which sports do bats prefer to play?

A: Baseball!

Miscellaneous Stupid Riddles

Are you feeling random? If so, then these miscellaneous stupid riddles are just the thing!

Q: Which tree fits in your hand?

A: A palm tree!

Q: Why did the lady bury her mobile phone?

A: Because it’s battery died!

Q: What do you get if you cross an x-ray with a feline

A: A cat scan!

Q: Why did the chicken lose out?

A: Because she put all her eggs in one basket!

Q: How does the grim reaper like his coffee?

A: Black!

Q: Why did the volcano get a fine?

A: Because he was smoking!

Q: What was the lightning bolt’s nickname?

A: Air fryer!

Conclusion:

Glum, boring, and all-too-quiet days are not the most fun! Lighten up your lazy afternoons with some funny jokespuns, or stupid riddles! Good belly laughs are included!

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10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking & WIN: Lifetime Subscription to the Speech Blubs App

10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking & WIN: Lifetime Subscription to the Speech Blubs App

Worried about your baby’s speech development? Want to give your baby a jumpstart with speech development? Then, you’re in luck! Let’s review typical baby speech and language developmental milestones and 10 ways you can encourage your baby to start talking!

Baby Speech Milestones

From the moment your baby enters the world, he or she is listening to your voice. By three months of age, your baby will start vocalizing to lay the groundwork for future language development. By 24 months, your child may be able to speak 50 or more words. This is a crucial time and a great opportunity to help your baby start talking!

Be advised that the following milestones are merely guidelines for health professionals and parents to track child development. But every child develops at his or her own rate. If you are concerned about your baby’s speech development or you feel your child is falling behind on key milestones, don’t be afraid to speak to your baby’s pediatrician about your concerns.

Between three and four months your baby can:

  • Smile in response to your voice and face
  • Make cooing sounds
  • Have different cries for different needs

Between six and seven months, your baby can:

  • Babble
  • Make gurgling sounds
  • Uses vocalizations to express joy or anger
  • Move eyes to see where a sound is coming from
  • Notices tone changes in your voice (example: responds by crying if you’re upset)
  • Seems to listen to music
  • Notices his/her toys make sound

Between 12 and 13 months your baby can:

  • Imitates sound
  • Says small easy words like “dada”
  • Understands one-step instructions (“Come here”)
  • Recognizes words for everyday objects
  • Turns his/her head to respond to sound

Between 24 to 25 months your child can:

  • Say simple sentences like “more please”
  • Ask one to two word questions
  • Follow and understand simple instructions
  • Say 50 or more words
  • Speech pronunciation can be understood 50% of the time by parents and caregivers

10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking

1. Increase opportunities for pretend play

Pretend play not only furthers your child’s imagination but also increases speech development. The imaginative play opens the door to introducing new words in response to different social situations. Until your child starts talking, you will need to participate in pretend play exercises and take the lead on many activities.

Here are some imaginative play ideas for you to try:

  • Have a pretend tea party with the Queen
  • Grocery shop with pretend food
  • Host a pretend dinner party
  • Play doctor with your child’s favorite stuffed animal

2. Ask your child to help with everyday tasks

One way to help your child start talking is to ask for help with everyday tasks. Your toddler is at the age where he or she loves to complete tasks and help you with everything. Take advantage of this by asking your child for help!

When you ask your child to help you’re increasing his or her vocabulary along with the steps involved in completing everyday tasks. Try asking your child to retrieve items from the refrigerator you need to make a meal. Not only does this give your child an early lesson in meal preparation and cooking, but will help your child identify food items.

Example: “Can you help mommy by getting the cheese?”

You may have to help your child at first and allow him or her to make a mess in the fridge, but it is well worth it when your child starts identifying and saying common food items!

3. Offer choices

Your child is his or her own individual. Therefore, offer choices for anything you can. From two snack choices to what to wear for the day. The only thing to remember is to make sure to name the items!

For instance, “Do you want string cheese or fruit snacks?”

4. Manners and greetings

Every time you interact with someone else, teach your child how to understand and use social greetings. When saying goodbye to someone look and say to your child, “Say bye-bye,” and wave. Eventually, your child will begin to imitate the gesture.

The same goes for manners. When you give your child a cup of milk, help your child say please and thank you. (“Say thank you!”).

5. Daily routine

Establishing a daily routine helps your child understand how the day’s activities are structured and what each of the activities is called. Before you know it, your child will be asking you to “brush teeth” after they wake up in the morning.

6. Sign language

I am a huge advocate for using sign language with children! It’s helped my four-year-old with autism dramatically increase his understanding and language development. For my 18-month-old, sign language has helped to give him a “voice” while still increasing the clarity of his words.

Some of the signs that are easiest to learn (and most helpful for you) include:

  • More
  • Milk
  • Please
  • Thank you
  • Yes
  • No
  • Bath
  • Brush teeth
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Hungry
  • Drink

According to Parents.com, there is no scientific evidence to prove that sign language delays speech development in babies. In fact, some research points to an increase in speech development when language gestures are used by parents. It also decreases the amount of frustration a child can experience by not being able to communicate verbally.

7. Eye contact

Before talking or saying instructions to your child, make eye contact. This allows your child to focus on only you without distraction and see how you enunciate words and facial expressions to match.

8. Slow down

When your child attempts to say a new word, repeat the word slowly. This allows your child to see how your mouth moves to formulate the word. This will help further speech clarity over time.

9. Praise

With any word attempts, praise! And praise some more! Even if your child completely says the word wrong. Simply say “That’s right! That is a banana. Good try!”

10. Use learning apps for toddlers

An easy way to help your child start talking is with the Speech Blubs app! Kids can start using educational apps when they are around 2 years old, and it is a great alternative to passive screen time like watching TV. The Speech Blubs app combines peer video modeling to teach children new words associated with many categories like animals, shapes, and numbers. Plus, there is a built-in reward system when a child completes the task with a fun interactive learning game! You can read more Speech Blubs reviews here!

Babies develop quickly, especially in the first year. By the time your baby is 24 months old, he/she has completed plenty of speech development milestones. But don’t worry if your child is not there yet. Just start using the above 10 ways to help your baby start talking!

About the author

Liz Talton is the contributing author for the Speech Blubs blog. After her son received an Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation, she decided to do all she can to help her little one. She is a full-time blogger, homeschooling mom, and autism advocate. Before starting a family, she received a master’s degree in forensic psychology and mental health.

Click here to visit Speech Blubs website.

Click here to Like Speech Blubs on Facebook.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on Instagram.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on Twitter.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on Pinterest.

Click here to Follow Speech Blubs on YouTube.

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Speech Blubs are giving away 1 Lifetime Subscription ($100 worth) to the Speech Blubs App!

Speech Blubs helps kids speak!

Speech Blubs is a fun app that boosts kids’ speech development and expands their vocabulary. More than 3 million downloads can’t be wrong! The app has fun interactive language exercises, riddles, face filters, and songs! Speech Blubs encourages kids to generate new sounds, words, sentences, and activities inspire imitation where kids teach kids. The Speech Blubs app is suitable for all kids 1-5 years old, and is available for iOS and Android in 4 languages (American and British English, Spanish, Portuguese and French). The app has proven effective with late talkers, kids with articulation issues, autism, Down syndrome, and apraxia.

Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below. For every entry you do it’s an extra entry to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on January 30, 2021.

Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Speech Blubs in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

60 Silly & Stupid But Funny Riddles With Solutions

60 Silly & Stupid But Funny Riddles With Solutions

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy we may make a commission, at no additional charge to you. Please see our disclosure policy for more details.

Sharing is Caring!

Are you and the kids in need of a good belly laugh? If so, why not try out some of these stupid riddles? They’re whacky, silly, and downright ridiculous!

In order to guess the answers correctly, you’ll need to think like a mad hatter! Luckily, I’ve also included the answers, so you won’t go crazy wondering what they are!

Stupid Animal Riddles

We all know how zany animals can be! However, these stupid animal riddles definitely take animal antics to the next level! Let’s see if you can guess the answers correctly.

Q: What sport is a sheep’s favorite?

A: Baa-sketball!

Q: What dance did the cow do at his school ball?

A: The moo-nwalk.

Q: Why couldn’t the giraffe go on the theme park rides?

A: Because he was too tall!

Q: How do donkeys get to work?

A: They kick it!

Q: What do you get if you cross a car with a sheep?

A: A shaggy carpet!

Q: How can you tell there’s “an elephant in the room?”

A: Because everyone is very quiet!

Q: Why didn’t the goldfish manage to change the light-bulb?

A: He kept forgetting as he only has a 3-second memory!

Q: Why didn’t the cheetah buy a car?

A: Because he can run faster!

Q: What do you get if you cross a tortoise with a cooking pot?

A: A slow cooker!

Q: What did the penguin order at the takeaway restaurant?

A: An ice-berger with fries!

Q: How does a fortune-telling elephant tell the future?

A: He just nose!

Q: How does the lion like his steak done?

A: Raw-r!

Q: Why couldn’t the panda make up his mind?

A: Because he is black and white!

Q: Why was the octopus so ticklish?

A: Because he has ten-tickles!

Q: Where do cow’s go on holiday?

A: Moo-ritius!

Q: What do you get when you cross a shark and a tornado?

A: A shark-nado!

Q: What is a cow’s favorite relaxing activity?

A: Watching a moo-vie!

Q: Why was the polar bear so popular?

A: Because he was cool!

Q: Why did no one trust the lion?

A: Because he was always lying down!

Stupid Food Riddles

I know your mother liekly told you not to play with your food. But that doesn’t mean you can’t mess around with the stupid food riddles!

Q: Why are chefs mean?

A: Because they whip cream, beat eggs, and batter chickens!

Q: What kitchen implement are eggs most afraid of?

A: Egg-beaters!

Q: What do you get when you cross a hibernating bear with a flower?

A: A hib-iscus!

Q: What did the strawberry say to the cherry?

A: You’re berry pretty!

Q: Why did the banana get kicked out of the bar?

A: Because he went bananas!

Q: Why did no one laugh at Mozarella’s jokes?

A: Because they were too cheesy!

Q: Why did the green bean miss class?

A: Because he’d been sprouting!

Q: Why did the fungi move house?

A: Because there wasn’t mush-room!

Q: What do you get when you cross a sponge with a cappuccino?

A: A cap-cake!

Q: Why wasn’t the almond allowed to join the club?

A: Because he’s nuts!

Q: What round, red veggie are all the other vegetables afraid of?

A: Beat-root!

Q: What do you get when you cross your foot with a loaf of bread?

A: A foot-long sandwich!

Q: Why didn’t the toothless man like dessert?

A: Because he didn’t have a sweet tooth!

Q: Why was the nacho so upset?

A: We don’t know as he didn’t want to taco about it! He said, “it’s nacho business!”

Q: Why did the soup win the race?

A: Because he was runny!

Stupid Car Riddles

Joking and driving is a dangerous affair! Instead of risking your life on the road, why not risk a laugh with these stupid car riddles?

Q: Why did the birds make friends with the airplane?

A: Because he had two wings, a tail, and a cock-pit!

Q: What do a horse-drawn carriage and a car have in common?

A: They both have blinkers!

Q: Why did the car stop on the side of the road?

A: Because he was all tired out!

Q: Which is a boat’s least favorite vegetable?

A: A leek!

Q: What do amphibians and cars have in common?

A: They can both be toad!

Q: What kind of vehicle does a sleepy bull drive?

A: A bull-dozer!

Q: What do you get when you cross a sub sandwich with the ocean?

A: A submarine!

Q: Why did the pick-up truck fail his exams? 

A: Because he was a bit rusty!

Q: Why didn’t the mechanic go through with his plans?

A: Because he scrapped them!

Q: Why did the flamingo cross the road?

A: Because there was a pink car on the other side!

Q: What does The Joker do when he drives to work?

A: He jokes and drives!

Stupid Sports Riddles

Making fun of sportspeople may land you in hot water. But, it might just be worth it as these stupid sports riddles are much better than a kick in the head!

Q: What do basketballers also dunk other than a basketball?

A: Donuts!

Q: What’s a soccer player’s favorite color?

A: Goal-d!

Q: What is the longest-lasting race per distance?

A: A snail race!

Q: Why did the amateur golfer wear two pairs of shorts?

A: Because he thought he might get a hole in one!

Q: What is a racket’s favorite veggie?

A: A squash!

Q: Why did the jockey get disqualified?

A: Because he was horsing around!

Q: What do lazy people and soccer players have in common?

A: They both like to kick it!

Q: What do tennis players and waiters have in common?

A: They both serve!

Q: Which sports do bats prefer to play?

A: Baseball!

Miscellaneous Stupid Riddles

Are you feeling random? If so, then these miscellaneous stupid riddles are just the thing!

Q: Which tree fits in your hand?

A: A palm tree!

Q: Why did the lady bury her mobile phone?

A: Because it’s battery died!

Q: What do you get if you cross an x-ray with a feline

A: A cat scan!

Q: Why did the chicken lose out?

A: Because she put all her eggs in one basket!

Q: How does the grim reaper like his coffee?

A: Black!

Q: Why did the volcano get a fine?

A: Because he was smoking!

Q: What was the lightning bolt’s nickname?

A: Air fryer!

Conclusion:

Glum, boring, and all-too-quiet days are not the most fun! Lighten up your lazy afternoons with some funny jokespuns, or stupid riddles! Good belly laughs are included!

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10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking & WIN: Lifetime Subscription to the Speech Blubs App

10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking & WIN: Lifetime Subscription to the Speech Blubs App

Worried about your baby’s speech development? Want to give your baby a jumpstart with speech development? Then, you’re in luck! Let’s review typical baby speech and language developmental milestones and 10 ways you can encourage your baby to start talking!

Baby Speech Milestones

From the moment your baby enters the world, he or she is listening to your voice. By three months of age, your baby will start vocalizing to lay the groundwork for future language development. By 24 months, your child may be able to speak 50 or more words. This is a crucial time and a great opportunity to help your baby start talking!

Be advised that the following milestones are merely guidelines for health professionals and parents to track child development. But every child develops at his or her own rate. If you are concerned about your baby’s speech development or you feel your child is falling behind on key milestones, don’t be afraid to speak to your baby’s pediatrician about your concerns.

Between three and four months your baby can:

  • Smile in response to your voice and face
  • Make cooing sounds
  • Have different cries for different needs

Between six and seven months, your baby can:

  • Babble
  • Make gurgling sounds
  • Uses vocalizations to express joy or anger
  • Move eyes to see where a sound is coming from
  • Notices tone changes in your voice (example: responds by crying if you’re upset)
  • Seems to listen to music
  • Notices his/her toys make sound

Between 12 and 13 months your baby can:

  • Imitates sound
  • Says small easy words like “dada”
  • Understands one-step instructions (“Come here”)
  • Recognizes words for everyday objects
  • Turns his/her head to respond to sound

Between 24 to 25 months your child can:

  • Say simple sentences like “more please”
  • Ask one to two word questions
  • Follow and understand simple instructions
  • Say 50 or more words
  • Speech pronunciation can be understood 50% of the time by parents and caregivers

10 Ways To Help Your Child Start Talking

1. Increase opportunities for pretend play

Pretend play not only furthers your child’s imagination but also increases speech development. The imaginative play opens the door to introducing new words in response to different social situations. Until your child starts talking, you will need to participate in pretend play exercises and take the lead on many activities.

Here are some imaginative play ideas for you to try:

  • Have a pretend tea party with the Queen
  • Grocery shop with pretend food
  • Host a pretend dinner party
  • Play doctor with your child’s favorite stuffed animal

2. Ask your child to help with everyday tasks

One way to help your child start talking is to ask for help with everyday tasks. Your toddler is at the age where he or she loves to complete tasks and help you with everything. Take advantage of this by asking your child for help!

When you ask your child to help you’re increasing his or her vocabulary along with the steps involved in completing everyday tasks. Try asking your child to retrieve items from the refrigerator you need to make a meal. Not only does this give your child an early lesson in meal preparation and cooking, but will help your child identify food items.

Example: “Can you help mommy by getting the cheese?”

You may have to help your child at first and allow him or her to make a mess in the fridge, but it is well worth it when your child starts identifying and saying common food items!

3. Offer choices

Your child is his or her own individual. Therefore, offer choices for anything you can. From two snack choices to what to wear for the day. The only thing to remember is to make sure to name the items!

For instance, “Do you want string cheese or fruit snacks?”

4. Manners and greetings

Every time you interact with someone else, teach your child how to understand and use social greetings. When saying goodbye to someone look and say to your child, “Say bye-bye,” and wave. Eventually, your child will begin to imitate the gesture.

The same goes for manners. When you give your child a cup of milk, help your child say please and thank you. (“Say thank you!”).

5. Daily routine

Establishing a daily routine helps your child understand how the day’s activities are structured and what each of the activities is called. Before you know it, your child will be asking you to “brush teeth” after they wake up in the morning.

6. Sign language

I am a huge advocate for using sign language with children! It’s helped my four-year-old with autism dramatically increase his understanding and language development. For my 18-month-old, sign language has helped to give him a “voice” while still increasing the clarity of his words.

Some of the signs that are easiest to learn (and most helpful for you) include:

  • More
  • Milk
  • Please
  • Thank you
  • Yes
  • No
  • Bath
  • Brush teeth
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Hungry
  • Drink

According to Parents.com, there is no scientific evidence to prove that sign language delays speech development in babies. In fact, some research points to an increase in speech development when language gestures are used by parents. It also decreases the amount of frustration a child can experience by not being able to communicate verbally.

7. Eye contact

Before talking or saying instructions to your child, make eye contact. This allows your child to focus on only you without distraction and see how you enunciate words and facial expressions to match.

8. Slow down

When your child attempts to say a new word, repeat the word slowly. This allows your child to see how your mouth moves to formulate the word. This will help further speech clarity over time.

9. Praise

With any word attempts, praise! And praise some more! Even if your child completely says the word wrong. Simply say “That’s right! That is a banana. Good try!”

10. Use learning apps for toddlers

An easy way to help your child start talking is with the Speech Blubs app! Kids can start using educational apps when they are around 2 years old, and it is a great alternative to passive screen time like watching TV. The Speech Blubs app combines peer video modeling to teach children new words associated with many categories like animals, shapes, and numbers. Plus, there is a built-in reward system when a child completes the task with a fun interactive learning game! You can read more Speech Blubs reviews here!

Babies develop quickly, especially in the first year. By the time your baby is 24 months old, he/she has completed plenty of speech development milestones. But don’t worry if your child is not there yet. Just start using the above 10 ways to help your baby start talking!

About the author

Liz Talton is the contributing author for the Speech Blubs blog. After her son received an Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation, she decided to do all she can to help her little one. She is a full-time blogger, homeschooling mom, and autism advocate. Before starting a family, she received a master’s degree in forensic psychology and mental health.

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10 Habits of an Organized Mom

10 Habits of an Organized Mom

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The most recent research says it takes 66 days to form a habit. Would you like to become an organized mom in 66 days? I can’t promise you that your entire world will be organized, but I can promise you that if you accomplish these 10 habits on a daily basis for the next 66 days you will begin to feel a sense of control over the “mom chaos” in your world.

Habit #1 Family Command center – create a place to keep a family calendar,  kids chore charts,  include a shopping list your family can add to , a in box for school papers.   Teach your family to  the command center daily for upcoming events. 

Habit #2  Mom to do lists and Planner – Find a system, that works for you from a cell phone to a binder planner.  Keep a master family calendar that includes all commitments, and activities.  Create shopping lists, to do list, to call lists.  Keeping it all in one place will simplify when you are planning your weeks and errands.

Habit  #3 Nightly Clean –up: Each night do a 10 minute Kitchen sweep Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher, clean off and wipe down the counters,  clean your kitchen floor with a cordless vacuum, Swiffer or broom.  Windex the fronts of your appliances  and clean and dry your sink .

Habit #4 The fiver minute house walk thru – Each night along with your children do a 5 minute walk thru of your home to pick it up and put away all items that  are not in their correct home and to do a quick tidy up.

Habit #5 Night Time prep – prepare for the next day each evening by packing lunches, school bags, activity bags as well as things you will need to take with you the next day such as library books, store returns, grocery lists etc.  Make a list of things you need to accomplish the next day , lay out not only your clothes but your children’s clothes.  Think what can I do tonight so I don’t have to do it in the morning when its chaotic

Habit #6  Chores ,Chores and Chores – get your kids involved helping wit the household responsibilities beyond taking care of their own rooms.  Teach and train them to do other household tasks from dusting to moping floors.  Need ideas on how to get your kids doing chores.  Click here for my list of age appropriate chores. 

Habit #7 AM and PM Laundry change  Each morning place the first load of laundry into your machine switching it to the drier at dinner time. Doing at least one load of laundry per day will help tame the piles of laundry. 

Habit #8   File it , recycle it – Keep those piles of papers under control by creating a desk top file system  with easy to access files for Bills to be paid, calls to make, items to take care of, invitations, tickets as well as field trip forms for your children.  Look at your piles of papers and create files according to your needs.  Then recycle all the no longer needed papers in your pile.

Habit #9 Meal Time planning  – Create a list  of your families top 20 or 25 meals.   Use this list to create a weekly or monthly meal plan be sure to look at your families schedules when planning meals so that you know who will be home and what activities are taking place at what time so you can plan your meals accordingly.

Habit #10 Rotate it – Time it    Create a daily cleaning schedule dividing up the household chores needing to be accomplished each week.  Such as Monday dust, Tuesday floors, Wednesday  bathrooms, Thursday kitchen deep clean etc.  This will break up the 6 to 8 hours of weekly cleaning that it takes to keep up on a clean home.

Do you have a daily habit to add to our list of 10 Daily habits of an organized  mom ?  Leave your habits in the comments.