I do that || I like that || this way || that way || cup of tea || mummy shower || mummy cup of tea || mummy do that // mummy big yuddle // yuddle Mr.Moo Mummy (his cuddly cow toy) || that one on // that one back // bye bye bin men || that one daddy's/mummy's/stanley's || NO betty || it in mouth (when he's finished eating) // I wuv you // daddy bicycle, vroom vroom (Ben goes to the train station to work on a bike!) || I like "....." and then a various amount of things he likes, the most popular being 'cake' 'biscuits' and 'homebase' which for those of you not living in the UK is a DIY store??!!!
"1,3,8" is his method of counting. Everything. He seems really against the number 2. And no matter how matter times I say 1, 2, 3. He will always reply with 1, 3, 8?!
Between 18 months and 2 years they are supposed to be constructing 2-3 word sentences, and that is certainly what Stanley is up too. They are supposed to understand as many as 200 words, many of which are nouns, and learn up to 10 new words a day! It makes me wonder if I should try and expand my volcabulary a bit. In stead of just saying, "yes what a big truck". Should I perhaps say what an enmoromous truck. What do think, do any of you with little ones try and be more inventive with how you describe things. I am in my day job quite creative with language (and of course imagery) but I feel like I almost should be teaching him a wee bit more now. Perhaps I need to read up on some pre-school teachings. Maybe some Montessori style activities and learnings. Do any of you have any good recommendations? I certainly don't want to go down something tedious and stern (for him or me) but I would like to improve his language and skills in a fun way, especially as he seems to enjoy it too.