My twins just turned two. they have been talking (though not understandable to anyone who didn't care for them regularly) for about 8 months. However, they, as amnesiac said, did not take off until recently, trying to put together sentences (though with incorrect tense or plurals, etc). I think your plans are great. I have read that you should say things correctly (proper grammar) for them, and I try to do that, though the way they pronounce things is so cute I can't resist sometimes. Also, I repeat their sentences or requests in proper grammar, or with proper pronunciation, to help. like if they say "Want see LaLa Po on a puter", I say "You want to see La La and Po on the computer? OK, that's a good idea" or "Hey, OK, let's go see LaLa and Po on the computer!" or something like that. One of my sons doesn't speak as much or as clearly as the other. And he hesitates (?feeling self-conscious?) if I ask him to repeat what he said so i can figure it out and respond appropriately. Does anyone else have suggestions on the best/most sensitive way to handle this?