We have been having trouble the last few months with getting D to talk to us properly, he would say anything you wanted him to say, so long as you asked him to. He refused to speak to us in sentences and would on voluntarily say yes, no, dummie, yum yum or doggies. I had started to really worry about him suddenly veering off his developmental track. Well as it turns out I had nothing to worry about he seems to have been absorbing a lot of information during his refusal to talk.
We had been out on Saturday doing an egg hunt with D where you had to go find the clue and get a letter, once you are done your need to unscramble the letters to complete the word. While we where finding the clues shaped as eggs D was very good at finding where the letters where on the card and even recognized S and make the sssss sound to match! You can read about our Egg Hunt here.
After we had finished our egg hunt we went to meet some of D’s aunts who were running a bit late and we ended up waiting beside a shop where D stood looking very intently at the signs in the window. After a little why he tried to say some of the letters and sounds while pointing to each one although he was rather unsuccessful he knew they didn’t sound right. once we had arrived home he went straight into the kitchen and used his Leap Frog Alphabet Bus and tried all the letters until he found one he could say and boy was I surprised he could make a few of the sounds perfectly!
D can recognize and make the phonic sounds of ;
This month D discovered the stars! He was out our back with me and daddy enjoying the summer night as it was too warm and we where waiting on the living room cooling down a bit when he started pointing to the sky and say star!! he was very proud of himself and excited to know he was right.
D has now mastered the art of getting himself dressed too! no more getting stuck at his nappy, he is also starting to pick out his own clothes and will bring the ones he wants to wear to you just to check they match after he had gotten a jumper and shorts to wear when it was raining! Although to give him credit he also got his wellies to wear.
D is starting to also try to copy words myself, Daddy or Scout say when we read a story to him.
It has been a month full of learning this month again, we have all learnt that D knows what he is doing and he will do what he needs to do to learn the way he wants!