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Is Your 8 - 14 Month Old Child Blowing Raspberries?

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

"Choo-Choo ... All Aboard!"

"Brrrrum Brrrum..."

"Moo Moo"

"Baa Baa"

Have you found yourself saying these types of phrases a lot recently to your little one?

Imitation of sounds is a skill that typically develops between 8 and 14 months of age.

For many children, this will begin with imitating raspberries.

As children get better at controlling their mouth and voice, your little one will start producing more “speech-like” sounds, such as b, p, m, w, t, d, n, h, and a variety of vowels; a, e, i, o, u.

Animal noises are also fantastic for encouraging speech and those with duplicated syllables are the easiest.

Singing nursery rhymes are fantastic for this too. Find a few examples of nursery rhymes to sing with your children or your nanny charges below:

  • Baa Baa Black Sheep

  • The Wheels On the Bus

  • Old Mc Donald Had A Farm

  • Leo The Lion

  • Tiny Turtle

  • 1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive

  • 5 Little Speckled Frogs

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Did you know 'World Nursery Rhyme Week' is taking place on the 16th - 20th November 2020? Find out more information here:

*This blog has been written by Little Steps Agency and whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this article is accurate at the point of release, this should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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