Monday, July 27, 2009


Corbin can repeat most anything these days- at least, he attempts to. I haven't counted his words lately. I lost count, but he probably uses 30 words regularly now. He's started to combine a few words, too. For instance, when we are going upstairs for bedtime, he will say, "Up? Bath?" Actually, now that I think about it, he mostly combines other words with "up", thus telling us the reason he wants to go up- whether that's up in our arms or going up a flight of stairs.

He has also started this mumbo-jumbo language that he thinks is coherent. It sounds a little like an Asian dialect, with lots of inflections. It's cute.

He's still obsessed with the alphabet & can identify all of the letters now & most of the numbers. If he sees something with letter on it, he wants to point to them and spell it out.

About a year ago, we bought him a trial pack of Your Baby Can Read, and we recently got it out since he is so obsessed with letters. He loves the flashcards. This morning, he identified the words "arms up" and "elephant" before looking at the pictures. I'm not pushing him into this- this is something he chooses to play with on his own & we just play along with him. Of course, at this point, it's memorization, but I surely don't think it's hurting anything. So, we're just going to continue to encourage him.

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