Tuesday, January 31, 2006
A week or two ago, Celeste started saying "highchair" [MP3] — usually in a very excited tone — when we ask if she's hungry and then suggest she go to her highchair for lunch/dinner/snacks. "Onion" [MP3] first popped up, I think, around the time I made Pille's upside down onion pie. And then, over the weekend, Evelin was asking Celeste about her cousins as she flipped through a book of pictures and while she didn't try to say Lucy's name, she was very good at saying "Anna" [MP3].
Other words I haven't been able to record include: "O.J.," "bus" (which last night lead to tears when she wanted to point to the bus on the cover of Things that Go and I thought she was saying "bath"), "baa-baa" (sheep), "da-da"/"daddy," and "mumma."
She also is blending words, sounds, and signs to tell little stories or to try to get us to understand what she wants or is thinking about. The other day she said that Evelin was on an airplane with some dogs that wanted a bath (or something equally odd). The kicker to it all is that she laughs when we call her on some of the more questionable aspects of her stories ... she has a sense of humor and a pretty good one at that.
Technoarti tags: language development
Sorry for the typo..
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