Allie can count to 10! Last week on Dada’s birthday we were on our way out to dinner and she was saying 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4. With some help she went up to 10! She’d been counting to 3 and that was the first time we’ve heard her go past 3. Tonight at dinner she had a cutie and we counted the pieces. There were 9 and she said all the numbers except 7 and 9. Where’d she learn to do that???
We got her some ABC cards for her birthday but had kept them put away since they aren’t terribly toddler-proof. But she keeps pulling them out of a drawer, so we’ve started letting her play with them and talking about the letters. She sings the ABC song by herself, with or without music.
She really likes putting away the groceries. She takes things out of the bag and hands them to Mama to put away. Every time I’m always surprised by the objects she names, like rice, tortillas, tomatoes and paper towels to name a few.
Her verbal skills are growing a lot lately too. We’ve been working on saying please and thank you, and she says please at daycare. She’s putting together basic sentences in asking for things she wants, like “milk Dada please.” Its gratifying to work on something at home and hear that she’s applying that at daycare.
Another fun part of the verbal skills is singing. She’s been singing along with her music in the car for awhile, but she’s really getting good. Tonight she belted out “five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs, yum yum.” Not quite with all the verbage, but pretty close! It really surprised us. Every night before bed we sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and she sings right along with us.