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How many words should my two year old speak?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: At least 20
The average is 40-50 or so, but many kids its about 20+ and beginning to string two words together. However, as important is comprehension of speech.
So much so that newer studies suggest kids who speak a little slower but understand and follow directions well, likely will catch up just fine by 5-6 years old. There is a spectrum of normal. If slower, check with you pediatrician.

In brief: At least 20
The average is 40-50 or so, but many kids its about 20+ and beginning to string two words together. However, as important is comprehension of speech.
So much so that newer studies suggest kids who speak a little slower but understand and follow directions well, likely will catch up just fine by 5-6 years old. There is a spectrum of normal. If slower, check with you pediatrician.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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In brief: 50+ words
A 2 year old should have greater than a 50 word vocabulary.

In brief: 50+ words
A 2 year old should have greater than a 50 word vocabulary.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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