Where do you draw the line in terms of what constitutes a toddler sentence? Does it require a verb? A pronoun? Just a string or words that seem to be associated somehow?
For me, a two word sentence requires at least a subject and a noun or verb. Such as "Daddy cup!" or "Teagan fart!" A three word sentence would then include all three or two and some modifier. Such as "Daddy, give cup!" or "Teagan big fart!"
We're not in sentence territory yet by my standards. "Bye Bye Daddy/Doggy/Mama" just doesn't seem sentency to me. I just want to know what to mark in the baby book as her first sentence
I find that tough to judge so no answers for you!
If a sentence is two words - does "More Nana" (banana) count? If so, then Olivia started talking in sentences in February. She said "I want more" the beginning of March. "no, that's mine" & "I want that" are more recent. It's crazy how far ahead of her brother she is at the same age. She actually knows the color purple, and is counting to 5 (even if she doesn't understand what "counting" actually is). CRAZY!
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
My Ovulation Chart
it just depends for me... i count "i hold it" or "i do it" as sentences. "daddy up" or"nathan night night" i dont count as sentences. he will occasionally ask a question like "why crying" when the dog is whining. or whats dat. those i am more inclined to count.
Aiden has said, "I did it!" a few times which I count. But he mostly says "hi, kitty!" and "No, Elmo!" which I don't really count as sentences.
Lyla has recently started saying, "Where did it go?" But it sounds like, "Where di igo" And she asked me one day, "Where's daddy?" But mostly she just points and whines or uses one word. Like when she points at the shelf in the kitchen and goes, "Cracker?" over and over again. So I would say she has one sentence.
Teagan Big Fart--- That sounds like such your kiddo Erin. haha.
If it was me, I'd say anything that sounds more like a statement "I did it" "I went pee" 3 words or more sounds like it to me.