What is the first group of words you teacht your child?

@babyEj (1525)
Philippines
March 31, 2010 2:37am CST
After giving birth of my son through CS, I stayed at home for a year. I'm taking care of my son, giving him the first things. I taught him to say mama (mother)and daddy (father), i love you and thank you. These are his first words too. It's a good feeling if you can see that you are followed ... Now I got a little time with him but I still make it by teaching him during weekends..It makes me smile after the hard days of working.What about you? What was his/her first words form you? Does it make you feel good too?
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@besthope44 (12146)
• India
6 Apr 10
Well i tried teaching her mama, dada and lol she said dudu..name of our cousins 2 months old baby. Haha..we laughed saying she loves her cousin name so rhyming and she liked it. She is always saying dudu..tats sweet cute language of my daughter.
• Germany
2 Apr 10
Hello babyEj. It is a very good question and i would love to answer. I am a stay at home mother as well. I love teaching my baby. I teach him a lot of words. I teach him words, maths, and show him the picture cards. The very first group of words that i taught him was the persons around him, like mama, papa, grandma, grandpa. Then come to the body parts...and slowly add in the words of food, things that can be found around the house, and so on. My son's first word coming out was "dada", which he meant daddy (i think). However, recently, i read from somewhere that the baby says "dada" doesn't mean daddy, it's kind of normal development of speech for baby. I feel very good to be my son's "teacher". It makes me smile and happy when he can pick up the right card when i ask him the questions. And he is happy too when i teach him, he always clap the hands after the learning sessions. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
31 Mar 10
I am not a parent yet. So, I can't really say what I will teach my kid. But, I have seen what my parents taught my sister and brother when they started talking. I have seen this happening with my neighbours and friends. Poeple in my place usually teach the kids the words such as 'mom' and 'dad' first. They also try to teach the kid the name of the kid.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
It has a different feeling when your kids starting to say a word. When I was teaching my son those words I remember they are just like you: mommy, thank you, i love you, hello and ok. Those are the simple group of words I remember teaching him. Then another group of words after many months of learning those words.
• Bulgaria
31 Mar 10
I'm not sure which is his first word. He said "amam" which meaned mama, but also that he's hungry. One of the first also was "no". Now he says words for but, extrements and wash and tries to make a sentence with them when his pampers is full :lol. He tells them in a baby language which is hard for me to translate in English. I have never thought I would be so happy to her these words :lol. Actually that're his first tries to make a sentence and he's so funny when he looks me in the eyes like he wants to say "Do you understand what I'm saying?".
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
Yes, mama, papa, dada etc. It depends on the mother's choice of words. It's good to teach a child because it develop his cognitive skills.