Friday, 27 August 2010

The toddler uses a language of sounds

I regret that we did not make more effort to learn the toddler sign language. She still gets by with her pointy finger and lots of grunts. But I realize that she uses a lot of sounds to indicate what she wants. And it works for her, because we understand her… Perhaps the sounds are not such a bad thing, and it works on the same principle as sign language.

Sounds used by the toddler: (I hope I get it right)

“Ah-Ah-Ah” with open mouth – she wants to be breastfed
“Woef” – used for the dog
“grrrr” – ants
“sswee-ssweee” – going to the toilet
“weee-weee” – planes (with hands making a sweeping movement above her head)
“uh-uh” – anything she wants, with pointy finger
Negative “eh-uh” – NO!
“poef” – dirty nappy (with finger trying to pull nappy down)
“s-s-s-s” – fish
“hawrrrrr” – roar used for lots of animals, such as lions, tigers, foxes

That’s about it! It is remarkable that she can do so much with these sounds. Luckily we hear that she is beginning to copy us when we say something…

Related post:
The toddler is 20 months

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  1. I was a mom again at 37. I have 3 grown kids and a 6 yr old son. Plus 4 grandbabies and one due in Nov. I found you thru 40 and Over and have become a follower. I hope you will come join me too.

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  3. Hi! I am a new blogger (thanks to my daughter) and I am following you via FF over 40; I hope you will follow me back. I've enjoyed browsing your blog and hope you will visit me.

  4. And as you know from your previous foray into toddler-dome, before you know it, your daughter will change those sounds into words. What a delight. Learning language is intriguing indeed.

  5. So happy to see you today!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Hi Karen, I can see you have your hands full with a teen and a toddler. Smiles. I found your blog on the 40+ blog hop and I'm your newest follower. I'd like it if you come visit and follow me too. I'd really like having a blogging buddies in South Africa. Hope to hear from you soon.


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