Keep talking to the toddler, in fact from baby or even pregnancy onwards..
I sing alot, pray alot and chat alot with my 2.. Thus they now yak yak yak the whole day.. We have quietness only when they are sound asleep.. They yak and chit chat on the bed till zzzz..
The taxi drivers and coach drivers cannot stand them ah.. Heehee.. :tlaugh:
talk to them, read books to them, play with them... but to be honest, it doesn't matter what you do with them, they'll talk when they're good and ready. My 3 year old just started talking a little a few months back. But she understands everything we say!