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Language Milestones Ages 1 to 2

Hearing your baby's first words is an experience you're not likely to forget. However, uttering those first words is just one step in the process of language development that takes place during the first and second years of your baby's life. Take a look at expert information on the stages of language development and find out how you can foster your toddler's language acquisition skills through reading, play, and conversation.

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