Friday, April 10, 2009

ABC's & 123's

As you can see by her list of words, Gracie's knowledge and understanding of things is exploding. (Sometimes literally, in the form of temper tantrums, when she can't do something by herself.)

Her latest kick? Alphabet reciting and counting.

She's been dancing to the Alphabet Song for months now. Whether the song is via a dancing dog, refrigerator Leap-Frog toy, or my off key voice, the entire world stops and she sways to the song.

She knows key parts. The Alphabet Song, in her voice is sung: A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. C. D. C. D. C. O. P. C. D. C. T. U. C. C. C. Z.

It WAS a similar phenomenon with counting 1-10.

One. TWO. Two. Two. Two. SIX. Six. EIGHT. Six. TEN. Yeah! (Always followed with a cheer of Yeah!)

Last night however, we hit a new milestone. If we count with her, she can fill in the blanks and do every other number. (Sort of.)

Me: One. Grace: TWO! Me: Three. Grace: Whore. Me (after giggling): Five. Grace: Sits. Me: Seven. Grace: EIGHT! Me: Nine. Grace: TEN! Yeah!

As annoying as it is after the 100th time, it would be annoying counting to ten 100 times correctly too. Eventually she will get it, and while I know I am biased, I think it is amazing that at 18 months she can ALMOST count to ten.

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