Thursday, January 14, 2010

General Update for January

This is the quick update for the month. I wrote it at the beginning of the month, but never got around to posting it.

Age (in months, or years and months): 27 months

Physical abilities: has been going up and down stairs forever, but is now handling them with ease. I'm occasionally seeing alternating feet on stairs as well. Superb upper body strength. She amazed me by pulling herself up on her ball pit bars (shoulder height) and climbing to a sitting position.

Speech/language: vocabulary, sentence length, etc: talks non-stop. Is interested in calling people by their real names now instead of just grandpa or daddy.

Reading/pre-reading: Erick thinks she can read a few sight words, especially names of cartoons on t.v. I've witnessed it once where she told me the name of what was coming up next in the guide. but it may be a fluke, who knows.

Number stuff: no change. Thinks she can count and is good 1:1 and for quantities, but still can't rote count to 10 on her own. Will read the numbers in order in her books 1-12.

Other cognitive stuff: puzzles, reasoning, etc:

Creativity: real drawings now. Likes to draw snakes and rainbows.

Imagination: pretend play is huge, dress up, using a towel to be a ghost, loves her baby dolls and pretend food. I know there's more I just can't think of the unusual things right now.

Social: better with other kids, no more hitting at least. She is very affectionate and wants to touch other kids a lot, but is extremely gregarious and overly physical so that it scares them sometimes. Needs to learn personal space and boundaries.

Character/personality: Extremely bossy this month with both adults and children. This was a hard month for all of us living with Erick's parents and moving twice. We are finally settled in our new place and routines are back in place. She did well with all the chaos and has adjusted well.

School Updates: n/a

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