40 words my 21 months old toddler can say

April 1, 2017

Hey, rookie mommas!

Have you ever felt anxious that your toddler can only speak a certain number of words? Don't worry. Seriously. It's okay. I honestly believe that our toddler's speech learning capacity is different and case to case basis.

I HATE it when I stumble upon blogs, articles or even seminars where in they forces us to believe that our kids should be able to say a hundred or a thousand or specific words. I honestly think it is a joke. There's a LOT of things that influences our toddler's capacity to learn how to speak like who does our babies interact to everyday? What do they watch? Do you read them books? What type of environment do they live? How many lives in the house with them? etc. in short, MADAMI!

Sharing with you the exact words my little Arya can say and all the things on this list are what she currently understand. This girl can't even call our names yet she knew a lot of words already.

Colors - Arya learned how to differentiate colors through her silent cloth book and of course, Youtube.
  1. Red
  2. Yellow
  3. Blue
  4. Green
  5. Pink
  6. White
  7. Black
  8. Brown
  9. Orange
  10. Purple


So far, she know what to say 2, 4, 6, 8. I' not sure why she's fond of even numbers. Hehe


She knows how to say the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I,O, T, U Not particularly in the order we know so I sang her the alphabet song everyday hoping she catches it real soon.

  1. Square
  2. Circle
  3. Triangle


I'll put an * on the words that she can say but doesn't know what it means yet.

  1. Cat
  2. Meow
  3. Dog
  4. Cow
  5. Bird
  6. Fish
  7. Horse
  8. Ants
  9. Mama * - She only say mama whenever she cries and wants something.
  10. Papa * - She only say papa occasionally and its to his lolo and sometimes to his father.  
  11. Mommy * - She only calls me mommy when I ask her "Sino ako?" So I need to work on this. Honestly she doesn't call anyone's name in the house yet.
  12. Hello
  13. Hi
  14. Bye
  15. Touch
  16. Sky
  17. Star
  18. Moon
  19. Sun
  20. Airplane
  21. Yes 
  22. Please 

I think that's it....She can't even say milk or dede yet and I am completely okay with that. For the record, I did consult our pedia and she did say that learning how to speak words or how fast they learn depends on a lot of things while they grow up. She did mentioned that as long as the baby can already speak two syllables up at this age then it should be fine.

So you, stop over thinking and seriously stop comparing your kids to other kids who can say a million word already.  Parenting should not be about competing with other mom's kids or comparing them with what you think are smarter kids that yours. let them grow on their own and just guide them along the way, they can only be kids once and we only get to be an exhausted mom for a little while. Cherish every moment of it. :)

UPDATE 4/6/2017

New words:

  • Yummy
  • Wow
  • Yay
  • Daddy
  • Pizza

Rookie Mommy PH - Arya loves saying cat and dog so much. >.<
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