Re: Speaking - how many words? hi CC, What you said is very apt, that we are getting stressed out teaching them. My mom says he will learn at his own pace. So probably we should stop teaching them. With my son , what i have observed is, he likes listening to story..and look at those colorfully illustrated books, so nowadays i religiously pick up the books and tell him hte story and in between will ask him question ..that has really helped ... may be u can also try that trick i am not sure if you are working? i am working.. so i am unable to spend more time with him. everyone says the more you talk to your kid they pick up fast. i think we just need to hv patience to let them grow at their own pace.