We live in a small apartment. No yard. Enough crime activity that I'm not comfortable letting my kids outside unsupervised. I make a point of making sure they get outside for at least two hours a day, though, often we are outside three or four hours. We have a trampoline and ride-on toys for our small apartment. A lot of neighbors have recently emigrated and speak a great diversity of languages.
My almost five year old is not in preschool. She has a younger sibling who is almost two and really starting to speak well. She's working on dropping her nap. She's going through a bit of a rough patch: big increase in tantrums, whining, fighting with her brother, etc... What bugs me the most, though, is the yelling gibberish all.day.long. My head hurts from the constant yelling. She won't stop, no matter how much time she has outside, no matter how much I try to engage her. I'm sure it drives the neighbors nuts. It drives me nuts. The only time she stops is when I tell her I'm too mad to be around her and if she wants me to do something for her, I need to have some quiet to calm down, but as soon as she gets what she wants, she goes right back to yelling gibberish.
Worst of all, my youngest loves to copy her, and so the sound is just that much more intense.
Why is she doing this? Is this normal?