SILAS' WORDS: 19 MONTHSWednesday, July 13, 2016
I realized at Silas' last pediatrician appointment that I hadn't been paying close attention to what words he knew.
At 18 months, the pediatrician wanted to know anything and everything about Silas' development. Communication was a big point - both verbal and non-verbal. I couldn't, for the life of me, decide on how many words he knew. Surely he knew more than 3 words, but did he know more than 5? The survey they gave me to fill out offered numerical ranges and those ranges threw me off. Did he know 5-8 words? 9-10 words?
We now keep a running list on our fridge of his words. His favorite word (and his first word) will forever and always be "Doggy" (although he says it more like "day-dah")
If there's a dog barking outside, "day-dah!"
If Cooper's barking, "day-dah. no!"
If he sees a picture of a cow, "day-dah!"
We're always trying to teach him the difference between dogs and other animals. It's a work in progress.
By far, Silas' comprehension outweighs his ability to verbally communicate with us, but this list reminds me of his progress everyday.