October 07, 2004

Jack's words

Jack, our toddler, is getting around to speaking now and it is interesting to me to note how he uses words. It would appear his two favourite words are:

Bubble: Which is used of course for bubbles which are one his favourite things which he finds quite magical. However “Bubbles” is also used for anything water based he comes across in the real world as he can’t say water yet – but he clearly also sees bubbles as a sub set of water – he says bubbles if he sees them depicted on TV or in a picture but does not use the word for water if he sees it depicted rather than in real life. Very occasionally he will also simply say bubbles spontaneously if he sees something that really makes him happy.

The other word he uses a lot is NO – unfortunately he has absolutely no problem understanding exactly how it can be used – if it needs emphasis he simply goes for NO NO NO NO NO etc – funny how children learn that one so quickly

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