Friday, March 16, 2012

Bookmark This: Chit-Chat Checklist

There's nothing I love more than a good developmental checklist (except maybe a good recommended reading list), so I love that Pennsylvania researchers have compiled a list of the 25 words most commonly used by two-year-olds. The average two-year-old has between 75 and 225 words, but these are the first 25 words that emerge first (on average; as always with kids, YMMV). Jackson has all of these words, and I think they were all among his first words except for cookie, eye and nose, which came later. We may or may not have a second kid, but if we do, I love that this list exists as a resource!

  • all gone
  • baby
  • ball
  • banana
  • bath
  • bye bye
  • book
  • car
  • cat
  • cookie
  • daddy
  • dog
  • eye
  • hat
  • hello/hi
  • hot
  • juice
  • milk
  • mommy
  • more
  • no
  • nose
  • shoe
  • thank you
  • yes


  1. What? "Roomba" isn't on the list?


  2. HA! Elmo should also be there, for sure. :)