Esther and William’s vocabulary seems to be exploding at the moment. They are talking all the time. To themselves, to us, each other and to their toys.
Their capacity for imaginative play is growing by the day.
I am so so very proud of them.
Their day begins with breakfast. They let us know when they are ready to eat, help to set the table and choose their cereal. They then commentate on the entire meal. Who is eating what, how they are eating, what they are eating with. They comment on what we are all wearing, what they can see in the playroom, what the weather is doing and what they can see out of the window. We talk about what we will be doing that day and who we will see. This prompts them to go on to say what they know about the places we go and the people that we see.
In the car we generally have music on, children’s traditional music much of the time. Esther and William are starting to be able to sing along but mostly in the car we talk about where we are going, what we might do when we get there and who they might see. We also comment on the journey they tell me when we are going up hill, down hill, through a tunnel, over a bridge. They describe the vehicles that we see using colour and size. They love driving through the woods near our village and talk about the deep dark wood and searching for The Gruffalo.
They are starting to use pronouns correctly and love saying ‘on your …’ and ‘I’m coming with you.’ This is usually as they follow me to the loo!
They are beginning to understand plurals and talk about peoples a lot.
They can count up to four now and recite and recognise numbers from 0 – 9. They understand that zero means nothing.
They are starting to ask lots of questions and very funnily question themselves. What are you doing, Esther? Where’s William going?
They like to role play real life scenarios and can often be found breastfeeding teddy bears and changing toys’ nappies.
They can confidently name shapes including ovals and pentagons and know lots of colours with their current favourite being purple.
They know lots of animal words and food words and love to be dramatic in their descriptions. They are also great mimics and I am sure in the future at least one of them will be on the stage. Esther is always pretending to be The Grand Old Duke of York at the moment from Show Me Show Me, though she marches more like John Cleese!
They are becoming a tight team, a funny double act, the cutest comedy duo that you ever did see.
I love my children so much and am immensely proud to be their mummy.
What wonderful little communicators they have become.
Thank you Esther and William for making life fun!