Luke says "hi" "bye" and "hot".... the same words he said 12 months ago. He hasn't added any new ones. He babbles in his crib and I've heard him make other sounds like "mumma" and "dah-da!" He is definitely not lacking comprehension. He follows directions very well. He understands everything we say. He knows all the pictures in his picture books if you ask him to point to things. The funny thing is he is really good at following commands but he won't follow a command to talk. I can ask him to "stand on one foot" "give me a high five" etc etc, but if I ask him to "say hot" or "say hi" he won't do it. He isn't behind with anything else emotionally or motor skill wise. He doesn't have any behavior issues. He is extremely friendly and social with grownups and other kids, so no troubles there either.
We probably won't have insurance until the fall so taking him to a specialist won't work right now. We read tons of books. Looking at books is one of his favorite things. Other than lots of playing and reading is there something else I should be doing? We have alphabet and number flashcards... He has no trouble pointing to things, but he just won't say it!