Jun 5, 2012


I have been so impressed lately with Isabel's language progress.  She is 18 months old and such a smart little girl.  One of her favorie activities is to take foam letter stickers and stick them to a huge sheet of paper that we have taped to the floor in our living room.  With each sticker, I will peel off the back, tell her what the letter is and a word that starts with that letter (for instance A is for Apple).  She usually repeats what I have said and then goes and sticks the sticker on the paper.

We have been doing this for weeks now and I really thought it was just a fun game - a way to keep her entertained.  I always knew she knew what an O was, because we always point out O for Olivia, but I did not realize how many of the letters she was actually absorbing.  The video above shows some of the letters she knows. 

I also sat down today and tried to make a list of the words she knows and uses on a regular basis.  I love the idea of keeping a record of this so that one day she can look back on it when she's a big girl.  I also love to watch her progress, and keeping track of it every few months is a great way to watch her grow.

Here is a list of the words I can think of that Isabel knows.  According to Babycenter.com, names should be included in the count.

  • Cup
  • Kitty
  • No
  • Yes
  • Bubbles
  • Baby
  • Water
  • Juice
  • Shoes
  • Bow
  • Book
  • Up
  • Down
  • Boy
  • Cheese
  • Peas
  • Spoon
  • Ball
  • Hi
  • Bye Bye
  • Please
  • Thank You
  • Excuse Me
  • Mommy
  • Daddy
  • Nana
  • Grandad
  • Grampa
  • Meme
  • Papa
  • Car
  • Beep Beep
  • Truck
  • What's that?
  • This
  • Izzy
  • Daniel
  • Elmo
  • Pee pee
  • Dog
  • Eat
  • Blue
  • Eyes
  • Wow
  • Go
  • Cookie
And these are the animal sounds she knows:
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Elephant
  • Monkey
  • Snake
  • Lion/Tiger/Bear (roar)
  • Duck
  • Chicken
  • Sheep
  • Fish
  • Giraffe
  • Cow
  • Horse
  • Bird
  • Pig
I am so proud of my big girl!  Drew and I often just look at each other and marvel at the new things she does every single day.  She constantly surprises us.

Looking forward to seeing what she comes up with tomorrow!

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