Friday, August 21, 2009

Sarah Can Say Her Name

I am truly fascinated by Sarah's growth and development since she's really the only child I have spent enough time with to see any direct influence. I am blown away by how much her mind is working trying to learn new words and phrases as she develops and changes daily. And, her vocabulary has been changing dramatically as well now that she is 19 months. Words are coming to her much more easily and this certainly helps with our ability to communicate with her more effectively.

Recently, Sarah said her name for the first time. And, in the instant this happened I was so excited because now she really is processing and understanding that her words have meaning and representation. I find it rather funny that Sarah doesn't think her name is "Monkey" since that is what Daniel and I have been calling her, too, since birth. So, I am glad that Sarah is a recognizable word for her and one that she associates herself with.

I was convinced that it would be a while longer before Sarah would be able to say her name fully, with the "S" consonant often being a challenging one for a child in the early stages of speech. So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear her say her name and that now that she knows who she is.

This is all so cool and exciting all at the same time.

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