Common First Words

A list of action and object words typically found in early vocabularies of toddlers between 10 and 27 months of age.

APPROXIMATE DEVELOPMENTAL ORDERVERBSNOUNS
1kissdog
2eatball
3drinkbook
4hugcup
5dancecar
6walkjuice
7washnose
8giveshoes
9crybanana
10ticklekeys
11opencookie
12blowbathtub
13breakmilk
14throwtelephone
15playbed
16getcat
17lookmouth
18bringTV
19splashbird
20rideeye
21rainspoon
23snowteddy bear
24slidefoot
25holdsocks
26closedoor
27clapdog
28cooktoothbrush
29carryhair
30swingballoon
31fallapple
32hitchair
33wipeear
34putrabbit
35watchhat
36touchtoe
37showflower
38catchdoll
39climbhand
40runshirt
41jumpstairs
42kickwindow
43cleanhorse
44drivebread
45swimtree
46helpairplane
47pushcow
48singtruck
49pullfinger
50pourfish

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