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Monday, March 28, 2011

Words

Petite has a fair sized vocabulary. I realized that last month when we went for her 18-month checkup and shots. The doctor asked me if she had some words in her vocabulary. I replied that Petite was very chatty and estimated that she had about 50 words in her vocabulary. The doc looked surprised and said, "Wow, 50? That's a lot for 18 months." Now, I don't know if it is, I just know what the doctor said to us.

I got to thinking about that a little more. Fifty. Fifty words in her vocabulary? No. It's much more than that. Quite a bit more. I'm pretty sure. Or it seems so! Petite does love to chat and interact!

So this past weekend, I took note of some of them. She uses these fairly regularly, and in the correct context. Usually she'll get them right, but once in awhile she'll mix them up, like calling the green crayon "blue" or vice versa. Regardless, these are some of the words in her vocabulary. I thought I'd record them here for posterity.

apple
baa
baby
banana
Barney
bateau ("boat" in French)
bear
block
blue
boat
book
boots
bottes ("boots" in French)
bottle
break (yesterday, she knocked over a tower of blocks and said, "I break it." Her FIRST sentence!)
brrr
brush
bunny
butter
bye bye
caca ("poo" in French)
cake
car
cat
chair
chapeau ("hat" in French)
chaud ("hot" in French)
chicken
chocolate
Cindy (her caregiver's name)
colour
cookie
corn
couche ("diaper" in French)
coupe ("cup/container" in French)
cow
crayon
Daddy
dark
diaper
dog
down
ducky
eat
go
grapes
green
hair
happy
hat
hello
hippo
Ho Ho Ho (taught this to her at Christmas time; she still says it when she sees a pic of Santa)
hockey (ah, a good Canadian girl!)
hop
horse
hot
hungry
jacket
jam (though it sounds more like "jim")
juice
meow
milk
mitts
Mommy
moo
more
'mote (her version of "remote")
Nana
neigh
night night
no
oink
out
paper
pee pee
pen
phone
picture
pig
pillow
pink
Pooh Bear
poo poo
Poppy
pretty
quack
sheep
shh
snowman
tickle
toast
Tony (my BIL's name)
tree
uh oh
up
water
Wiggles (as in "The Wiggles")
woof

And although she doesn't say these, she knows their meaning.
bed
belly
bellybutton
blow (as in, "blow on it")
chin
close
dance/danse
light
ears
eat
eyes
fermer ("close" in French)
finished
hug
hungry
kiss
livre ("book" in French)
mouth
nose
salon ("living room in French)
tissue
toes
yes

Leaps and bounds. It's amazing. Happy 19 months Petite. Mommy and Daddy love you so much.

3 comments:

marilyn said...

she is very smart!!! I love watching my niece learn and grow..she is 15 months. I think she is a genius!!! heehee

Vee said...

WOW! that is lot of words clever Petite! Boo doesn't have many words compared to her.

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