Tuesday, April 27, 2010

At 20 months.

Charlie turned 20 months old just the other day.

Everyday he blows me away with how much he is learning.

Each day he learns new words and will practice them out at every opportunity.

His chosen word of today is : Streetlight.

I'm not sure why. I don't ask questions.

Yesterday it was : Windscreen. Go figure?

Charlie has a drawer that's full of educational toys and books. We play and learn with these things together most days.

Between 18 mths to 2 years, children have the most synapses firing in their brains than at any other time. The rate they learn at this age is amazing. So I'm taking this time to expose him to as many things as possible.

And he just soaks it up like a little learning sponge.

He seems to love it, and is always asking for more (both verbally and in sign language).

At 20 months these are the letters of the alphabet that he knows.

We're currently working on the remaining 6.

He can count objects up to 6 unaided.

And does so quite frequently.

Just the other day, he walked around the entire perimeter of the park, counting the fence posts as he went. He would count to 6, and then we would help him the rest of the way up to 10.

Then he would begin again at 1.

Over and over.

Then just to up the ante, Del taught him 1 - 10 in German.

No problem.

We were now counting fence posts in German.

He loves this rainbow learning card. He stares at it for ages and sings little bits of the song "I Can Sing A Rainbow".

It's just adorable.

This kid amazes me each and every day.

I love him to bits.


  1. Oh he is just so sweet!! and very smart!

  2. Reading this and watching Charlie grow almost makes me want more.