N.V. asks from Lawndale, CA on February 24, 2010
Educational Videos for a 14 Month Old
Does any one have any good educational videos that can help a 14 month old with talking and social behaviors? Thanks!!
K.G. answers from Las Vegas on February 24, 2010
I second signing times! It really has changed my son's life. He only had about 5 words at 18mo, and now at 2.5 years he has about 50-75 words. He is still behind, but he is learning words quickly, putting words together, and has also become much more outgoing.
I bought signing times cuz I heard it helped kids with Speech delay. My son learned the signs for things, and then started saying the words too. It also helped cuz his pronounciation was really off, but cuz he was signing I could help him pronounce correctly. It has also helped his understanding of words.
I think it also helped his understanding of concepts like "sharing" "cleaning up", taking turns, different colors, etc. He loves the little kids on the videos and he will do anything that they do.
I also have a 13mo old who I consider pretty advanced in speech, and HE LOVES it too.
They are SO worth the money.....and also most public libraries have them to check out.
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G.T. answers from San Francisco on February 24, 2010
As strange as it may seem, I would recommend the "Signing Time" series.
These videos teach sign language to children.
My son learned English with them! At home, we were speaking only French and Spanish and he was watching these videos to learn sign language (he has a speech delay). As a result, he talked first in English!
They show a sign (for example milk) and repeat it again and again by voice and sign.
They have also nice songs, teaching to take turn, share, use thanks and please...
You may try to try one from your local library.
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W.T. answers from San Diego on February 25, 2010
I have to give you my honest opinion. There aren't ANY videos that can replace talking to your child, having other adults talk to your child, and having your child involved in supervised interaction (parallel play) with their peers.
The recent studies on the Baby Einstein videos was that children who watched them had no more, or even less, vocabulary than non-video watching peers.
NOTHING replaces talking. They've shown that daddies talking to babies have a HUGE impact on language due to the fact that men don't use as much, if any, baby language with their children.
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E.T. answers from Los Angeles on February 25, 2010
Good for you for wanting to give your baby the best! Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a good educational video for a child that young, in spite of what the Baby Einstein people would want you to believe. What helps 14-month-olds with talking and social behaviors is interaction with caring, responsive people. No video can do that. Social behaviors and talking both are interactive. A video can expose a child to language, but not to communication, which involves the give and take of a social interaction. To teach talking and social behavior, we need to respond to our children, not just expose them to language. At this point, believe it or not, the American Association of Pediatrics is recommending that we really do not let our little ones (under two years old) watch tv or videos. Of course, we all do (or almost all), but nothing on the screen can substitute for what you (or a caring caregiver) do when you interact with your baby. Reading a book to your baby, looking for the mouse in the colored pictures of "Goodnight Moon," playing pat-a-cake and other word and motion games, singing songs that have motions that go along with them, and just talking about the world around you, (Look at that BIG dog! I see a LITTLE dog! I see a brown dog! I see a black dog! Where's the doggy? What does a doggy say? Woof, woof...) all of those kinds of things will do wonders for your baby's language. Have fun!!
L.S. answers from Los Angeles on February 25, 2010
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should not be watching any television until after age 2, and at that age it is very limited. I would stick to book reading, play time and interaction with family and friends.
C.M. answers from San Francisco on February 25, 2010
The best information I can give you is Socialize your child around other children. The MOPS Organization is low cost and fun for you as well. He is a toddler and needs this more than a video, go to the park, First Five Programs in your area are free.
C./Advocate for Children and Preschool Teacher.
A.N. answers from Las Vegas on February 25, 2010
I think play groups/daycare and being around other kids that are older will help with both of those. I can't imagine a child that young learning good social behaviors from a video, and videos/tv don't encourage talking at that age (there are some that do with preschoolers, but I wouldn't trust those to actual teach).
A.S. answers from Denver on February 25, 2010
No, because there are none. A TV is a big electronic pacifier, not an engaging learning tool. To learn about appropriate behaviour, model it in social setting *with* her. To learn how to speak, she needs to hear you talk. GL!!