I came across this list recently and wanted to share it with you – I think some of these phrases may be a little outdated, but some of these I already use with my almost 3-year old. Either way, it’s a good list to give your little one encouragement and feel loved!

  • Wow
  • Way to go
  • Super
  • You’re special
  • Outstanding
  • Excellent
  • Great
  • Good
  • Neat
  • Well done
  • Remarkable
  • I knew you could do it
  • I’m proud of you
  • Fantastic
  • Super star
  • Nice work
  • Looking good
  • You’re on top of it
  • Beautiful
  • Now you’re flying
  • You’re catching on
  • Now you’ve got it
  • You’re incredible
  • Bravo
  • You’re fantastic
  • Hurray for you
  • You’re on target
  • You’re on your way
  • How nice
  • How smart
  • Good job
  • That’s incredible
  • Hot dog
  • Dynamite
  • You’re beautiful
  • You’re unique
  • Nothing can stop you now
  • Good for you
  • I like you
  • You’re a winner
  • Remarkable job
  • Beautiful work
  • Spectacular
  • You’re spectacular
  • You’re darling
  • You’re precious
  • Great discovery
  • You’ve discovered the secret
  • You figured it out
  • Fantastic job
  • Hip, Hip, Hurray
  • Bingo
  • Magnificent
  • Marvelous
  • Terrific
  • You’re important
  • Phenomenal
  • You’re sensational
  • Super work
  • Creative job
  • Super job
  • Fantastic job
  • Exceptional performance
  • You’re a real trooper
  • You are responsible
  • You are exciting
  • You learned it right
  • What an imagination
  • What a good listener
  • You are fun
  • You’re growing up
  • You tried hard
  • You care
  • Beautiful sharing
  • Outstanding performance
  • You’re a good friend
  • I trust you
  • You’re important
  • You mean a lot to me
  • You make me happy
  • You belong
  • You’ve got a friend
  • You make me laugh
  • You brighten my day
  • I respect you
  • You mean the world to me
  • That’s correct
  • You’re a joy
  • You’re a treasure
  • You’re wonderful
  • You’re perfect
  • Awesome
  • A+ job
  • You’re A-OK my buddy
  • You made my day
  • That’s the best
  • A big hug
  • A big kiss
  • I love you

P.S. A smile is worth 1000 words!