It’s no secret that we love our Theorists. Here is a BRILLIANT video about Piaget and how children’s brain and language develops.
We have a few children that call us all ‘Mum’. They have learnt that the woman in their life is called ‘Mum’, so they call all women in their lives Mum. This is how they’re assimilating new information, but they need to accommodate this new information instead. We need to recast the correct word/name back to the child so that they can learn new words.
One of my Key Children called me ‘Mum’ for months, I would answer, but say ‘Kylie’ and point to myself before I helped him.
Instead of using baby talk or baby words, use proper language as this is a better model of what is expected of a fluent talker.