If you have ever wondered about your toddler's language development, this is a must read post! Discusses why simply counting your child's words is not a reliable indicator of how your child's communication development is progressing.
Should you tell your child s/he is gifted? Parents often wonder if they should tell their child that he or she is gifted. Some may feel that if they pass this information along it will inflate their ego or it may confuse them. Even educators do not agree on whether or not this information should be discussed with the child. However, there is considerable evidence that discussing a child’s giftedness with him or her is beneficial to the child and significantly helpful to their development.
How many words should a child know? I'm not a future SLP like the person I repinned this from, but as an ESL instructor, it's still a fascinating chart. The amount of dormant vocabulary even in native speakers is massive.