Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Leah is 20 months old!

Since I haven't posted in a month, I figured I should add something today. Nothing really new to report though. Leah's vocabulary continues to increase daily. She's putting longer strings of words together - "all done mommy shower", "more potatoes please", "leah shoes off".

Leah is now counting to 13 - yes, she's added 2 numbers in the last month. She's very proficient at identifying colors now - red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, black, purple. Her repertoire of songs is growing, as well. She sings her ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle very well and also gets parts of Itsy Bitsy Spider, Ali Galoo, Elmo's World, Old Macdonald. And she frequently sings along with a few words of various songs from the "Kids Music" playlist on my iPod.

She's doing many many animal sounds - she seems to remember pretty much everything I've taught her even when we haven't practiced in a few days - I guess I ought to think about adding some more animals. She now loves elephant sounds. She tries to do it and it comes out more like a raspberry - and she frequently requests that Shafi and I make an elephant sound, "Mommy elephant" or "Baba elephant". I told her I don't like being called an elephant but she persists and I give in.

She's also doing many body parts now - I guess it's time to add more of those too. She'll point to what I ask her to or sometimes she'll just randomly point and tell me what the body party is - we've mastered head, hair, eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, teeth, ears, cheeks, chin, shoulders, belly (also tummy), belly button, arms, elbows, hands, fingers, legs, knees, feet, and toes.

Identifying her belly button (with no prompting - she's become a bit of a flasher):
Eating her favorite lunch (peanut butter & jelly sandwich - which she just calls "jelly"):
Clapping along with Elmo - she loves this book:
Playing with stickers - apparently it's really fun to put stickers on her belly and knees:

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