Thursday, March 6

Growing Receptive Language Skills

Drew's receptive language is growing. He now understands, "Where are your shoes?" He will instantly stop whatever he is doing and begin the search to find his shoes. I piled his shoes up with a bunch of toys the other day and he was able to find them. He also understands me when I say, "Pick up your shoes." And he is understands, "Let's put your shoes on." He will walk over to me, lift his foot, while trying to keep his balance, and wait for me to put his shoe on. It is so wonderful to know that he is actually understanding what I say!

In addition, Drew has learned what "clean up" means. I guess my inherent trait to always have everything picked up around the house is actually paying off. I sing the "clean up" song at least ten times a day. It is so fun now to sing it with Drew. He will, in a sing-song voice, say "eeeen uhhh" and pick up a toy and then walk it over and put it in the toy box. I don't think he understands that he is supposed to leave the toy in there, because he picks it back up and begins to play again. We'll work on having him leave his toy behind.

Drew has also added a couple of new words. He can now say, "Duke", the name of my sisters dog. And probably the cutest is "Mickey" when he sees Mickey Mouse on the television. He loves Mickey! He can even do the "Hot Diggety Dog" dance. Maybe we'll need to plan a trip to Disney World sooner than expected?


Bright Family said...

Yeah Drew! How exciting it is to read these kind of updates. I think Tayten is doing so well, but I don't think he'll progress nearly as fast as your little guy. It definitely encourages me to work harder to 'keep up'. Do you have a list of Drew's receptive and expressive vocab? If so, could I take a peek. Tayten is one month away from the six month mark - I can't believe how fast time flies!!

Good job Drew (and everyone that helps him to succeed)!!

Drew's Mom said...

Hi Bright Family,

I will try to make a list of Drew's expressive and receptive language and post it on the blog.

Each child is different and will all prgress at their own rate. It is truly amazing what these implants can do, and they will all be caught up by school age!

Drew's Mom

Abbie said...

He is coming right a long! I love reading about his progress :)

leahlefler said...

Wow- go, Drew! It must be great to see all the hard work paying off!

I need to get my 2 year old to see the value in keeping toys from overwhelming our family room. He's in a major "dump and run" stage!