One Two Five Six Nine… Go!

Charlotte seems to be going through a chatterbox stage at the moment. A few months ago I actually thought she was a bit too quiet, but I needn’t have worried because she’s certainly come out of her shell. Every morning she wakes up at the crack of dawn, gabbing away quietly and singing to herself in her cot, then banging and shouting until we get up to set her free.

She counts everything she does, whether it’s the number of steps she’s climbing or each item she pulls out of her toy box — sometimes she skips a few numbers along the way (as in the title of this post) or repeats her favourite ones a couple of times, but she goes through them all eventually. Everyone is commenting on how much she’s changed recently.

Charlotte’s vocabulary is growing every single day, it’s amazing. She still throws in a few made-up words and she gets frustrated when you don’t understand what she’s telling you. But she definitely knows how to get what she wants. I’ve listed all the ones I can think of at the moment, there’s probably a lot more:

No — this is definitely her favourite word
Dinner
Toast
Crump (Crumpet) — she drops the last part of words quite a lot
All gone — i.e. I’ve finished my food, or I don’t know where something is
Tea — anything that mummy or daddy are drinking
Elmo — her best friend
Yog (Yoghurt)
Grape
Nah (Banana)
More
Again
Shiny Show — she says it perfectly, but means “put my tv channel on”
Cook (Big Cook Little Cook) — another Cbeebies favourite
Fims (Fimbles)
Mum
Nick — she doesn’t say Dad much
Cock (Clock)
Poo — current favourite is “I’ve poo”, whilst removing her own nappy
Pump
Up
Bye
See you
Night
Star
Hair — she can identify all parts of the body now
Teeth
Mouth
Eye
Ear
Arm
Foot
Belly
Shoe
Coat
Crocs — she always gets her little clogs, but you usually mean socks
Pants
Jama (Pyjamas)
Brick
Ball
Door
Chair
Light
Phone
Pic (Picture)
Tree
Green — she doesn’t do colours yet, but says green now and again
Sky
Car — recognises mummy’s car in a packed car park, but likes daddy’s car best
Shop
Out
Keys
Slide
Sheep + Baa — she’s really good at animal noises
Cow + Moo — if she doesn’t know the real answer, she always guesses at “Moo”
Lion + Roar
Dog + Woof
Birdies
Chicken + Cluck — she does the actions for cluck
Duck + Quack
Cat + Miaow
El (Elephant) — and the actions for a trunk
Jump
Play
Mic (Music) — usually pointing at the radio whilst bouncing on the bed
Fow (Flower)
Rain
Wet
Cold — usually accompanied with a pretend shiver
Hot — hot food, hot slide, hot weather
Fork
Spoon
Plate
Roll
Hide — her favourite game, the giggling from behind the curtains gives her away
Pull
Pop — bubbles in the bath
Sweep — whilst grabbing the mop bucket or broom
Mine — when she doesn’t want to let go of something