Sunday, August 28, 2011

Early Talker?

So everyone tells me Kenz is an early talker. She will be 14 months old on the 3rd of September. Here are a list of words (or phrases) she says(in no particular order):
  • Doggy
  • Kittie
  • Mommy
  • Daddy
  • Papa
  • Mamie(aka Grammy)
  • Horse
  • Abby(we decided this is what she named Grammy's bunny)
  • Horse
  • Cookie
  • Boo
  • Boom
  • Duck
  • Good Doggy
  • Bad Doggy
  • Good Mommy
  • Good Daddy
  • Arm
  • Butt (don't ask)
  • Bath
  • Bubba
  • Bella(which sounds an awful lot like Bubba but is slightly different)
  • Un-uh (Is this really a word? She means no, and shakes her head emphatically when she says it!)
  • Yuck
  • Eli (her "boyfriend", she says his name and points at his picture! ADORABLE!)
  • Hi
  • Bye
  • Bird
  • Ride it(in reference to the four wheeler)
  • Hot (and then blows on her food)
  • Moo
  • Bah (not sure if these are words, but she makes these noises when she sees the animals)
  • Balloon
  • Eye
  • Nose
  • What is it
  • Tickle, tickle
She does a few signs more, milk, and all done. She blows kisses, waves hi and bye. All the "normal" things. She follow simple directions, give me a kiss/hug, throws things in the trash, brings the remote, opens/closes the door, etc.

So this what has to say about 14 month old language:

At 14 months, your toddler understands many more words than she can say. Her spoken vocabulary likely consists of about three to five words, typically "Mama," "Dada," and one other simple word such as "ball" or "dog," but she learns the meanings of new words every day. As she starts to add words to her vocabulary, you'll notice that she looks for opportunities to practice them. Once she can say "dog," for instance, she'll look for dogs everywhere — in books, outside, on videos — just so she can point and say the word over and over again.

So I guess maybe she really is an early talker? Not surprising with the, um, "genes" she gets from my side of the family!

What do you guys think? Am I in for it?

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