Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Noah never ceases to amaze me these days. He's becoming quite the conversationalist and has shocked me with his ever expanding vocabulary. Jon and I were very verbal little kids, so part of it's genetic, but quite honestly, we're in agreement that Noah is already much more intelligent than we ever were.
Earlier this morning, Noah walked into the living room where I was sewing a button back on my coat. He walked in, checked out a toy and said to himself "Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco." and then walked back out of the room.
Uh...wow..cool Noah! I don't have any idea where he learned to count in Spanish, my only guess is from Dora the Explorer. Pretty good though I must say! I've been planning to teach him a second language for a while, but never seemed to really get started. I guess now's the time!
Since this is our blog, may I please just gloat about how proud I am of Noah for a moment, because I really am. He's been such a great learner and I'm very proud of him for paying attention. Perhaps it's not so much paying attention, but he has been good at absorbing things.I started worrying last year that since he never stopped moving long enough to listen to a book , that he would have a difficult time learning. I'm so relieved to know now, that isn't the case.
I know I mentioned a while back that Noah suddenly began to sing his ABC's. After that I decided to start teaching him about letters. We bought an ABC puzzle and some flash cards. Before I knew it, Noah was able to point out, identify and say each letter's name! That was about a month before his second birthday, so I was very impressed! Now when we go out, he loves to call out letter and numbers on signs and packaging and in store windows. It's pretty fun. He's in the process of learning each letter's sound and doing quite well, and I swear, unless I am crazy, he read the word "Diego" on his own last month. It was on a plain white background, in simple black letters. I don't know, it might have been a fluke. In school they just started the ABC's and are using letter stamps to learn to spell their names. Noah hates to be asked to spell his name and always replies..."No! Spell Joshua." He really loves his best buddy.