Wednesday, September 2, 2009
At just past 21 months old, Abby has only 3 words under her belt. Mama, Dada, and Hi. She shakes her head No, of course, and can meow like a kitty. She still makes a strange gutteral noise for all animals that just can’t be translated to letters. And she has a few signs…More, Please, and Drink.
She has no need for any other words. She’s a master of the grunt. She can communicate better than any one I’ve ever met with just a grunt. I probably understand her better now than I will when she starts using words since she’ll likely butcher them at first. She’s doing just fine. She doesn’t need any more.
Guess what the easiest sign to teach a toddler is? Try candy. Just one demonstration of the sign followed by the giving of a treat and, by George, she’s got it.
Now, to get her to STOP signing it…