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Arkadelphia

3163 Hollywood Road
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

(P) 870.464.1337
(F) 870.464.1338
arkadelphia@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Conway

2740 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034

(P) 501.329.5459
(F) 501.327.1738
conway@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Frisco

6025 Sports Village Road
Frisco, TX 75033

(P) 214.687.9374
(F) 214.687.9385
frisco@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Little Rock

1900 Aldersgate Road 
Little Rock, AR 72205

(P) 501.821.5459
(F) 501.821.6116
littlerock@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Maumelle

4901 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118 

(P) 501.791.3331
maumelle@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Russellville

301 N Sidney Ave 
Russellville, AR 72801

(P) 479.890.5494
(F) 479.498.9665
russellville@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sherwood

1540 Country Club
Sherwood, AR 72120 

(P) 501.753.5459
(F) 501.753.5463
sherwood@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Milestones

All of the sudden, your little tot has become a full-grown toddler! At the age of 2, their speech patterns may still be a little hard to understand, so here are some tips on ways to help improve your child's speech in the coming year!
  • Make time for play
    • As with any age, play is a crucial part of language development during this stage in life. So don't forget to make play a integral part of your daily routine with your child.
  • Keep it natural
    • You don't need fancy therapy activities to make language fun at home. Of course, we believe that therapy has it's place in the progress of children, however, daily activities like simple games and play routines all elicit language and work well for speech development.
  • Keep language learning fun
    • Remember to make it exciting. Whatever activity you choose to do with your child make sure to keep it fun. Your child doesn't always know that they are learning while they play with you, keep your activities engaging to keep them interested! 
  • Narrate daily life
    • This is a great way to expand your child’s vocabulary. If you are cooking, talk to your child about what you are doing. For example you might say, “These eggs are going to be delicious. I love eggs. I am putting the eggs in the pan. Now I'm stirring the eggs. We are eating eggs.”
  • Ask and answer questions
    • Your little one is very curious about the world around them. Ask them simple questions to expand their knowledge and language. Make sure you always work to engage your child. While they may be curious, don't forget they are always learning, so be patient and answer their questions.
  • Use communication temptations
    • This is a great way to set your child up for a communication exchange. A few examples include holding the child’s favorite food or toy in your hand and waiting for the child to request it. Blowing bubbles all around the room and then stopping suddenly waiting for the child to request or ask for more.
  • Include your child
    • Children learn from experiences. They love to feel and be a part of whatever mom and dad are doing. Keep in mind that the simplest of activities and/or daily routines could be perfect language learning opportunities for your little one.
  • Expand and extend language for your child
    • Expansion is the elaboration of your child’s utterance. If the child says “cat”, the adult might say, “The cat is sleeping.”  Extensions add “extra” information to what the child has said. If the child says “The cat”, the adult might say, “The black cat is sleeping in the box.” An expansion makes the child’s utterance grammatically correct and an extension adds information.
  • Be present and attentive
    • Everyday and every moment spent with your child is an opportunity for language development. Put down the electronic device, forgo the television show, skip the gym and reschedule the meeting. The best therapy for your little one at this age is meaningful quality time with mom and dad. 
For more tips on milestones, visit our Milestone Blog. To see milestones at age 2, visit our Milestones Videos page.