E will be two in a couple of weeks and she’s in a period of language explosion! Spanish is definitely her strongest spoken language at the moment but she does understand a lot of English too. I couldn’t begin to count her words but I am sure there’s over 100.
She uses lots of everyday words like household items, greetings, clothes, toys, numbed, parts of the body, food, animals, feelings, vehicles, colours, people’s names. She’s also using phrases such as vamos, siéntate, muevate, dame, ayudame. She’ll put words into short phrases too such as: calecetines quitar, triste gato, papa llegó, camisa papa, turno mamá, paleta rica, mas pasta, vaso leche, gaviota robó pan, tengo paleta, gatos pelos, camisa loros donde esta? She’s also beginning to use verbs correctly of the most common being caei, and cayó. In fact, she’s using new words every day now in Spanish.
In English she says: today, I do it, ready go, let’s go, what’s this, this, that and a few animals like cat and pig. What I’ve noticed recently is if I’m reading and I stop before the end of the phrase, she’s able to complete it.
She’s also starting to sing along to songs in Spanish and French including Los Pollitos Dicen, Fait Dodo and Sur le Pont d’Avignon. She loves books and we read everyday in all three languages. I’d love to hear about your 2 year olds too! Do share your stories.