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    #116477 - 11/17/11 12:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    epoh Offline
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    Registered: 10/31/11
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    Loc: N. Texas
    I think that would more than qualify as a complete sentence. Typically they start with 3-4 word sentences like "I want milk." or "That's my ball." Very simple, but more than just yelling 'want milk' or 'my ball'.

    I no longer trust that I have any idea what's 'normal.' hah! I thought my son's early development was normal until recently.
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    #116479 - 11/17/11 01:20 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: 1111]
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    Registered: 06/01/10
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    Quick speech screener item from the 24-month handout: Does your child say two or three words that represent different ideas together, such as "See dog," "Mommy come home," or "Kitty gone"? (Don't count word combinations that express one idea, such as "Bye-bye," "All gone," "All right," and "What's that?")

    My DD was not a talker, and did poorly enough on the 18 month questionnaire (didn't have 5 words in regular use) and the 24 month questionnaire (didn't repeat 2-word sentences, didn't use pronouns, didn't really use two-word sentences) that she was referred to a full screening with a speech pathologist. Which showed her to be meeting the 33-month milestones. The SLP said that it was clear she had absolutely no trouble communicating, which is really what they were checking for.

    For a kid who didn't really talk, the stuff she did say at that age was weird. "Wind blow. Tree. Noise. Sound. Outdoors." At each full stop, she waited for us to repeat the word back to her, so she could be sure both that we were listening and that we understood what she said.

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    #116483 - 11/17/11 03:00 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    2giftgirls Offline
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    Registered: 09/26/11
    Posts: 342
    Loc: So Cal
    sooooo Butter(8) takes Multimedia at her new school. They use garage band, Imovies, etc. Today was only the 2nd time she went and last week she was the youngest kid and only girl, but it obviously lit a FIRE under her because she has been talkingabout it all week!

    Anyway, today I go to pick her up and the other kids have left and she is standing by the computer while the teacher is jamming away on his electric guitar...turns out, Butter "composed" some music during class time and the teacher (who also teaches guitar) liked it so much, he felt compelled to get out his guitar! We were discussing it briefly and he asked if myself or my husband were musicians...because apparently he thinks she has some "gift" (HIS WORDS!) in the music dept! I was so excited and happy for her, to hear this! She hasn't really shown a huge interest or talent in music, playing instruments, etc (her sister sings nonstop) sothis is very new and exciting and something that has come totally from her.

    I'm so happy for her and I'm hoping she will also ask if he will let her join the guitar class (it's supposed to be for 4th and up)
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    #116709 - 11/21/11 05:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Registered: 08/24/10
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    Just caught DS (3 1/2) doing DD's chess "homework" (a sheet of board set-ups where you need to put the king in checkmate in one move). He also starteled his grandfather by playing a pretty darn serviceable game last week (granddaddy is a darn good player).

    This kid is going to be a serious chess contender by the time he's in K at this rate. The problem is that I HATE playing chess...

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    #117077 - 11/28/11 08:42 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline
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    Registered: 07/10/10
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    Loc: South Texas
    I no longer have an emerging reader. He's a reader!
    [IMG]http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad296/Hablame_today/91766340.mp4[/IMG]

    The lighting's bad.  We were sitting on the couch first thing in the morning before the baby woke up.  The boy was reading his book, I was reading mine.  I noticed he was reading it right and reading it well.  He has not memorized the book.  It's a library book.  He's reading it thanks to his reading eggs lessons.  He mis read a few words.  When I said, no, he would quickly look at the word and correct himself.  He had to ask me a few words from the book.
    This is the first book he's read by himself!  Woo-hoo!  It starts!  4yrs &1mo.  Not very brag-worthy as being a early reader, but very brag-worthy as a proud mamma- my boy's reading!  (fly guy series, about one paragraph per page.)
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    #117109 - 11/28/11 01:30 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    It is fun to watch.

    Over the holiday we were at relatives and Mr W read the backs of a couple of cereal boxes aloud. And we found him in a cousin's room reading the boxes of some toys while the rest of the kids were rough-housing around him - just this little boy crouching down to see what the boxes said.

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    #117317 - 11/30/11 05:59 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    BWBShari Offline
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    Registered: 10/24/08
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    Loc: NM
    OK, just have too....

    DS8 had to make his presentation today for the Research Expo at his school. The research expo is the qualifying round to determine who gets to go to the district/regional Science Fair.

    Last year as a 7yo in 7th grade, he crashed and burned. He choked and couldn't remember anything.

    Fast forward, now 8 in 8th, he kicked butt! He stood tall, was articulate, fielded all of the questions with confidence. It was AMAZING!!! He will find out next week if he gets to advance, but I could care less. I am sooo proud of my little man!!
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    #117319 - 11/30/11 06:26 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: master of none]
    doclori Offline
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    Registered: 09/02/11
    Posts: 176
    Loc: Miami, FL
    Originally Posted By: master of none
    My dysgraphic son got his report card and one of the teachers commented "he is a gifted writer".


    Awesome, you must be so proud of him, and I bet he's really proud of himself!

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    #117602 - 12/05/11 04:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Ametrine Offline
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    Registered: 05/27/11
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    I just want to "brag" that my son is asking what is inside of practically everything now. He has so far been able to see what's inside of a VHS tape, a DVD/VCR player, a Honda car's dashboard, and a door knob. (The car dashboard is a piece my husband got at a junkyard for him. He's fascinated with MPH, RPM, etc.)

    From what I've read, (Ruf) this isn't something children do until they are typically in second or third grade.

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    #117629 - 12/06/11 06:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Ametrine]
    Dude Offline
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    Registered: 10/04/11
    Posts: 2856
    Originally Posted By: Ametrine
    I just want to "brag" that my son is asking what is inside of practically everything now. He has so far been able to see what's inside of a VHS tape, a DVD/VCR player, a Honda car's dashboard, and a door knob. (The car dashboard is a piece my husband got at a junkyard for him. He's fascinated with MPH, RPM, etc.)

    From what I've read, (Ruf) this isn't something children do until they are typically in second or third grade.


    DD has been doing this since 3. Anytime I'm doing any kind of repair work, she HAS to know all about it.

    Once is never enough, either. I can't count how many times I've been asked to lift the lid on the toilet tank and describe all the parts and functions.

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