13 Words/Expressions You Should Model for Babies


According to EatPlaySay (Instagram November, 2022), the following list of 13 words and expressions are considered to be some of the best vocabulary to support and model early speech-language in infant level play. Research supports that modeling functional nouns, verbs, sound effects, animal noises, and location concepts such as the ones listed helps to provide the best foundation for 2/3 word combinations expected of children later on.

1. Open

2. Up

3. On Top

4. Bang Bang

5. Quack Quack

6. Push

7. Turn

8. Out

9. Shake Shake

10 Close

11 Off

12 Banana (or another familiar food/drink)

13 Go

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