I know there are a lot of these posts but I wondering about my daughters vocabulary. I know that early talking doesn't always equal gifted but the sheer number of words my daughter speaks is well over the top of all the milestone charts. I've also seen however that the way language is used can be more of an indicator of giftedness rather than vocabulary alone. And whilst her use of language is a little advanced (I think), it's not that advanced (or is it?) Thoughts?
- 8-9m: 4 words
- 10m: 7
- 11m: 20
- 12m: 30
- 13m: 40
- 14m: 100
- 15m: 200
- 16m: 350
- 18m: 700
- 19m: ~900 (I have written down about 800 things she says but there would be plenty I've missed)
She only started joining words together into 2 word sentences at about 15months and now at 19months 3-4 word sentences are common (maybe some longer but I can't think of any offhand). She added plural 's to words at 15 months, 's possessive at 16months and -ing at 16.5months and only a few days ago I heard -er (colder, hotter).
Some of the things she has said recently:
- "Kiss it better boy" (a boy hurt his finger in the book)
- "Oh! There you are" (looking for me in the dark and finally found me)
- "I'll take it" (referring to the book we had just read, when I was looking for somewhere to sit it down)
- "That's (name)'s, baby. Mine, mine! This one yours baby" (her baby doll was trying to use the wrong scarf during their play session apparently, lol)
- "Girl sleeping in cradle"
- "mari, (name) eat it ... Come on! ... mari! mari! mari! Lady bring it" (she loves calamari and was a little impatient at the restaurant)
- "Fairy wings.... ferry boat" (She was talking about her fairy wings but then made the word connection to ferry - we'd been on one a month prior)
Other things she can do: She has known her colours since 15months. She also knows her upper & lower case alphabet and phonics sounds (since about 17 months). She counts to 12 (skipping 8 and 11) each time. She has been able to identify men, ladies, girls and boys with surprising accuracy since about 16months (even men with long hair). She remembers the titles of books and is able to correct me if I say a wrong word (after each new book is read she turns to the front cover and memorises what it looks like). She has known her major body parts since 12m and now knows parts like hip, thigh, heel, palm, knuckles etc.
Her gross motor skills are below average but she may be hypermobile (waiting next appt for this). Also her fine motor skills let her down and cause frustration whilst doing puzzles (moved on from peg puzzles but has trouble with interlocking pieces)
She is in daycare 4 days a week and I am starting to get concerned that if she is gifted, she may not receive the stimulation she needs.
thanks for any thoughts/tips