To add to my list of skills of a 19-month, here is an update on what my 20 months old son, K, can do:
- Sweet sound of â€œMommyâ€ â€“ Just last Friday, he managed to call â€œMommyâ€ and â€œDaddyâ€ correctly. All this while, he used to call us â€œMamaâ€ and â€œPapa.â€ Only one-syllable words he could master then.
- â€œRead this book for meâ€ â€“ Before last night, K was not interested in sitting down quietly and â€œreadâ€ a book. Let alone flipping through page by page. For some reason (Maybe the interest spills over after he sees us reading together with his elder sister almost every night. He wants to be part of it), he asked me to â€œgo throughâ€ a book with him last night. What he can do now is to recognize some pictures and say the words out. Such as â€œdogâ€, â€œcarâ€, â€œshoesâ€, and so on.
- Simple communication â€“ K can tell us something without saying the words. He will use sign language to communicate what he wants and doesnâ€™t want. Such as â€œMommy gave me this bread.â€ â€“ while heâ€™s pointing at the bread.
- Getting violent â€“ If someone blocks his way or stops him from getting a toy he aims at getting, heâ€™d hit or bite! Not sure where he learns from but definitely itâ€™s not from me.
Thatâ€™s it. A pretty short list, right? But itâ€™s already quite a lot to achieve within a month…for a toddler.