My daughter is nearly two and hasn’t started talking yet. It hasn’t been a worry as she does make sounds but just hasn’t said any words. We recently got a puppy and she loves to play with her (sharp puppy teeth and all!). I’ve noticed in the two weeks since we’ve had the puppy that my daughter is babbling away a lot more than usual. Only yesterday she waved and said ‘bye’ to my parents when they were leaving. I’ve noticed that she sits for a long time and chats (babble) to the puppy and I think this has really help her to start to develop some language skills. They are so cute together and I think that being a dog owner will help teach her other valuable skills too.
Posted anonymously, 2nd April 2014