Hey so I thought I'd talk about something unexpected.
My son is now at 2.5.0 and by now you might expect him to be talking, well you'd be right he does talk but then he never says the word again try as we might, he only says mum and dad. The rest of the time I attempt to decipher his various grunts shouts and cries which is an art into itself.
As this community knows, there is more than one way of doing something and as lockdown hit we needed a way to save us all the frustration. To teach him to talk my partner and I have been learning to talk in sign language (BSL), the process is just so, I need a word for this, let's look it up in the app. Our son has a book or 3 on the subject as well, I have caught him sitting there teaching himself!
Anyways why BSL? It's activating the brains language bits and bobs in a way that allows him to associate shapes to words, it's also teaching him that 2 things can mean the same thing.
Why you should learn it. It is going to help you by raising your memory and IQ, allow you to make friends with people you normally might struggle to do so. You can communicate ideas faster and more visually and also it's a fun challenge!
Oh and when your brushing your teath you can still talk.