Not all kids talk, it doesn't mean they are any less intelligent. I know lots of adults that aren't big talkers but completely brilliant.
I suppose you need to be careful not to speak for him, or responding to his body language, rather than prompting him to talk (thus making him lazy).
DD is 3yr 8 months - DS is 6 months
My daughter will be 2 and a half next month and doesn't talk much either, like your boy she knows what we are saying and babbles to herself. My friends children the same age are speaking in sentences. I've got a friend who is a speech pathologist and she said to make sure you give them a descriptive word as well, like at bath time say 'yellow duck' or at the park say 'blue ball'. Have you tried anything else?
nicola, mum to emma
philippa mum of Charley chicken
My daughter is a bright little girl and at 2 and a half she just has started to put 2 words in sentences…..she talks when she wants to….and sings along to song…
I was really worried until a few months ago she was only saying one worded words…….I guess just spend my time reading books and let him interact with children you will be surprised….I wont worry if he is alert and understand like if you say put on the lights or ra ra….its fine………hope this helps because I started to get worried to…but one day she was singing and I was I didn’t know that she know her abc's only when I sings them and she repeats smile
Hope these tips work
Read, read a lot you don’t have to read by word. When I read to emili her favourite book is alice in wonderland,
I will say there is a rabbit with a clock tick tock, or alice has black shoes(shoes) or she is falling down the hole bla bla
Also for e.g. that’s an apple, apple is red or orange
When they point to something say what is is and try and get them to repeat..
There is some flash cards on the huggies website I know they have helped.
It wont hurt to take them to a child nurse to get there hearing checked out
It your child does watch a lot of TV let him watched educational programs (usually you can buy them from an abc shop)
You can also enrol him in occasional day car may help in interact with other children
Hope this helps
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK I REMEMBER WHEN EMILI WANTED SOMETHING I DID NOT GIVE IT TO HER BECAUSE SHE USE TO SAY ME ME ME AND POINT TO WHAT SHE WANTS AND IT WOULD FRUSTRATE HER..
NOW SHE WILL SAY JUICE PLEASE ECT…..I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE THEM WORK FOR WHAT THEY WANT HIHIHI