By the end of 2 years old, most kids start to talk and are able to say combinations of two to four words. They should be able to understand and follow simple instructions, and repeat words overheard in conversations. Research led by Dr Leslie Rescorla at Bryn Mawr College has identified 25 most common words that 2-year-old kids should master. And she suggests talking to your pediatrician if your 2-year-old kid is not routinely using these words, which might be a sign of possible language delay.
This worksheet provides this list of the most common 25 words 2-year-olds should say.
They are: Mommy, Daddy, Baby, Eye, Nose, Book, Ball, Car, Cat, Dog, Banana, Cookie, Juice, Milk, Hot, Hello, Hat, Shoe, Bath, More, Yes, No, Thank you, Bye-bye, and All gone. Parents could use this list to check if the language development of their kids is on the right track.