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    #161696 - 07/06/13 11:34 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    no "big" accomplishments, just a funny one smile DS3.3 was playing with an alphabet puzzle and telling me what starts with each letter and when we got to letter "O" I said "what starts with O?" (expecting his usual ostrich or octopus or orange) and instead he looks at me, smiles and says "O for oops!" smile

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    #161753 - 07/07/13 02:48 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I am new, I love this idea as I am sure my family are sick of hearing about Miss 5. This week I decided to start filling the gaps of school and began a discussion about fractions while she was having toast. So she became aware of fractions and equivalent fractions using quarters and halves, then the next day, she asked for me to cut her toast into eighths.... we hadn't even discussed them. She blows our minds daily. Thanks for listening smile

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    #161757 - 07/07/13 03:54 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS is only 4.5 and today he swam across the pool without his floaties AND rode a bike without training wheels down the road. He's always been ahead of the curve physically as well. laugh

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    #161774 - 07/08/13 03:15 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My mum visited my boys and I today, and a few minutes after she left DS16 months said, "Grandma gone home"! His talking is spinning me out lol. It may not be too advanced, but my eldest wasn't much of a "several word sentences" talker as a baby, so this is new for me.

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    #161781 - 07/08/13 06:51 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS20mo is developing his sense of words quickly. AFAIK, he started decoding (not sight reading, which he was already doing) last week. Today he spelled several 3-letter words in a game, one of which was "tub". He looked at it then said "ah" (phonetic short a), "tuba". It may not be much, but I was impressed that he was able to make an extension of the word so soon.
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    #161782 - 07/08/13 06:51 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    YAY! so cool.


    Thanks! It's so neat to see the process unfold as DS is our first child.


    it's so great that you really saw your little one so clearly this early on - i really wish i'd woken up a bit sooner with my own kid (our one and only)! i did take a lot of notes while things were happening, so i guess i can enjoy the process retroactively, but it must be so amazing to see it in real time right from the start!
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    #161783 - 07/08/13 06:53 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    That's really exciting, squishys! From what I understand, 3-word sentences don't usually start until around 2 years, so that's advanced by at least one third, which is nothing to sneeze at.

    I'll bet Grandma is chuffed to have motivated the speech, too. smile
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    #161786 - 07/08/13 06:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: doubtfulguest]
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    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    YAY! so cool.


    Thanks! It's so neat to see the process unfold as DS is our first child.


    it's so great that you really saw your little one so clearly this early on - i really wish i'd woken up a bit sooner with my own kid (our one and only)! i did take a lot of notes while things were happening, so i guess i can enjoy the process retroactively, but it must be so amazing to see it in real time right from the start!


    It's lucky that DS is such a performer; it makes it easy to see what he knows when he's shouts out words he sounds out at 80 decibels. wink

    But in all seriousness, it's a joy to watch him blossom.
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    #161787 - 07/08/13 07:05 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks, Aquinas. It seems other babies on here are far more advanced, but I am happy with my baby-o's development.

    My mum was very happy, and sounded like she was crying a little when I rang her lol.

    That's great that your boy is spelling! Is he into numbers? I remember my DS6 at that age doing the same; he is a mathy kid, didn't talk much, but knew a million and one words and used to type them on the computer at two. By the time he was 2.5 he typed 'strawberry jam'.

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    #161807 - 07/08/13 10:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ]
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    Originally Posted By: squishys
    Thanks, Aquinas. It seems other babies on here are far more advanced, but I am happy with my baby-o's development.

    My mum was very happy, and sounded like she was crying a little when I rang her lol.

    That's great that your boy is spelling! Is he into numbers? I remember my DS6 at that age doing the same; he is a mathy kid, didn't talk much, but knew a million and one words and used to type them on the computer at two. By the time he was 2.5 he typed 'strawberry jam'.


    That's impressive (and delicious)!

    DS is mathy enough, but not to the extent of some of the children of forum members. He figured out one-to-one counting of objects to 10 around 1 and very simple addition and subtraction about 6 or 7 months ago to about 5, but nothing much since. But perhaps it manifests more subtly than the language. He's forever finding shapes and patterns wherever we go and loves the digital countdown on our pedestrian traffic lights. We shall see...! He seems to be on a verbal spurt lately.


    Edited by aquinas (07/08/13 01:19 PM)
    Edit Reason: For redundancy: "pedestrian crosswalk". Duh, aquinas!

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