Monday, December 04, 2006

Nessa Knows...

...several colors. The other night Tami, Nessa and I were playing with a cloth cube that has a different color on each side: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, and purple. I was pointing to the sides and saying "What color is this?" and Nessa got them all correct without any prompting.

...how to count from 1 to 10 (mostly) and say almost half of her ABC's. Driving home yesterday from a big family gathering, Nessa was just talking in her car seat when she suddenly burst out with "One! Two! Free Foh Five Six Seben! Eight Ten!" A minute or so later she said "A B C D E F G H I J" before losing steam. She repeated the A-J sequence twice more before we got home, so she definitely has that much memorized.

Letters are a big deal to Nessa these days. Whenever we're driving around she'll announce letters that she sees on signs. If you point to a letter and ask her what it is she'll tell you (lower or uppercase for most of them). She loves a Winnie-the-Pooh ABC's book that we've gotten from the library a few times, so much so that we need to buy her a copy. She's working on expressing more complex concepts when she talks and stringing more words together. The changes are still subtle and very incremental at this point, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear a blossoming in the near future.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Wow! That's one smart little girl you've got.
Thanks for sharing!