I got this in an email today from Baby Center, which is a really good website for new mommies or experienced mommies I guess, too.

Your toddler can probably hum and sing songs such as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and make three-word sentences like "Cup fall down." She can probably follow a two-part request, like "Come here and turn around so I can comb your hair." Many kids this age also have fun identifying opposites like tall man, short man, or big block, little block. But if your toddler isn't doing all these things, don't worry. Children learn to speak at different rates, and your child may still be working her way up to this stage.

I was FREAKING OUT when I started reading this. OUR KID IS SO FAR BEHIND!! Maybe, we don't have to run right out and get those opposite flash cards and start homework! That last line is supposed to be comforting, but it doesn't make it any better. LOL, I sometimes think they send these silly emails just to freak parents out. It must be a conspiracy, they send out the emails, the flash card business goes up, HUM?? Just a thought.

And they never say anything about the bi-lingual kiddos. Maybe he's slower because he is learning 2 languages. The whole 18 month they should be speaking 50 words thing freaked me out, but now he is saying almost everything. Well, except Gran. Sorry, mom.

He does know word associations though, because yesterday morning we were walking in the park and I kept saying "Gran" or "Gan" trying to get him to say it. He would look around and say "PawPaw?" Hum? Opposites maybe. HEHE.

He does say E-I-E-I-O (for old McDonald), but no other songs. Well, I take that back, he makes up his own songs. Never mind, I take this whole posting back! Our son is a GENIUS! He doesn't follow these strict Baby Center rules he makes up his own. :)

Love to all,


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