My son has always been active, even in the womb i felt like i was getting beat up. He likes to jump, run, spin, and climb. He will sit still and watch a show, or play, but he often plays gets up and moves around changing what he is playing with. He really didn't start talking until 26 months; consequential when my daughter was born. He is almost obsessive with his letters, we have a game called bananagrams (similar to Scrabble) and he love to play with them, form words or asking me to make the words for him. He can easily identify over 500+ words (sight words) and can probably spell 100 words. He was doing really well with talking when he first started, he was a parrot. A family friend who is a speech therapist said that he is echoing my words. I didn't not really notice this until she said so. He is using the phrases that my husband and I use constant. He will add in some of his own sentences here and there but most of his speech are phrases "ready, set go" and "great job" and "delicious" "c'mon" ect...
He does have some sensory issues that seem to change depending on his mood. One month he LOVES taking a bath now it's a struggle to get him to take one. He HATES the doctors office, kicking and screaming saying "bye bye...door...car...bye" He also goes crazy when we get his hair cut. Lately doesn't want to wear a shirt. These things seem to change every couple of weeks.
His personality is STUBBORN he was born that way, so there are times he ignores us completely attempting to be deaf, asking him to come sit down for dinner. But if we say come here and have some cookies he will come running. So this aspect is a little hard. He will listen when he wants to listen. I can ask him to go get stuff for me and he will do it successfully, unless he is watching a show or something.
He has always had his "people" that he is drawn to. He does not see his Nana often, so when he sees her he usually follows with "hi nana, bye nana" and tells her no. Does this with a few other people as well. (they all seem to be on the older side?) If he sees kids he will go running towards them, he wants to follow them and do what they do. I have been watching closely to his behavior the last week. We went to his grammy's house there were 3 kids there 10 year old, 7 year old and a 2 year old. He automatically was drawn to the 7 year old she has about the same amount of energy as him. He followed her around, ran with her, jumped with her, colored with her. Then he realized oh there are other kids here, he went up to the 2 year old and said "alex come on run" trying to get everyone involved. When he is excited he sometimes flaps his arms and runs on his tippy toes. When I tell him to do something he doesn't want to do sometimes I see him hitting his right ear a little bit.
He does get frustrated when playing with kids his own age sometimes. If their vocabulary is larger than his and he can't get his point across he throws a fit because they aren't doing what he wants them to do.
Any thoughts? or suggestions?