Saturday, June 26, 2010

The word explosion

At Kaisley's 15 month appointment when I was asked if she had 6 words (or something like that) my answer was a quick, No! I was still questioning if she said "Mommy", I was pretty sure she said "Daddy", but otherwise I think "uh oh", and well, that's probably it! But, it was not a big deal since she did seem to communicate with us by pointing, following directions (like, "go get me the ball"), and she did have a few sign language words (eat, more, all done, up, please). So, we weren't really worried, just waiting. Oh, and some of our favorites were:

We'd say, "What's a tiger say"...she roars!
What's a monkey say...ah ah.
What's a doggy say...woof woof.
What's an elephant say...brrrrmmmmmeh (with the motion of the arm raising!) :)
What's a snake do....she sticks out her tongue over and over. Love that one!

Well, now at 16 months, it seems like she may have had her word explosion. I think some words will still take some clarification, like ball is a little more like ba. Doggy is daugeeee. Water is wa-wa. All done is awe du. You get the point. But, I wanted to write her list, just to be able to count..or have an idea! :)

  • Mommy
  • Daddy
  • Bubby (Brookston)
  • Baby
  • Car
  • Ball
  • More
  • All Done
  • Thank you
  • Doggy
  • Ducky
  • Bar (as in a breakfast bar)
  • Water
  • Bubble
  • Balloon
  • hi
  • bye bye
  • Bottle
  • Paci
  • Bed

I'm sure I'm missing a couple, but not bad for a month right? :)


Liz said...

that's great! =)

Our 3 little blessings said...

wow, I think K is doing great! You got me thinking about what Bryce can say, and while he can say a handfull of words, I'm not sure he can say as many as K. I think I remember 18 months being the age when Brady said a new word everyday! I would say K made great progress for a month!

Our 3 little blessings said...

Wow, I would say that's awesome for a month. You got me thinking about words Brcye says, and most of those are on his list, except paci (because he never took one) and he also doesn't say "more or done," rather he screams and points or squirms out of his seat. I think I remember at 18 months with Brady he said a new word everyday! It sounds like K is right on!