the easiest and quickest way to build her vocab is simply read to her. it doesn't matter what. i started flash cards with my daughter(18 mos now), at 6 months. numbers, shapes, and sight words. the best time is in the high chair, because you can really get her to focus, and she won't be able to grab and chew. lol. i also took a small dry erase board and wrote simple words like, mommy, daddy, dog, ball, eat, etc. sound out every syllable slowly so she can see how you form the words. then spell it out slowly and repeat the word. if possible relate it to something. when you write mommy, point to yourself, ball-show her a ball. i'm proud to say that my daughter now reads over 25 words. you don't need that my baby can read crap. it's expensive. get creative, or you can buy them at wal-mart for $2 or so. i found them with the crayons, and posterboard. good luck! hope this helps.