Curious how advanced my son is - please comment!
I know my son is smart, but I'm curious how smart/gifted as I'm simply not around enough children his age to know. I'm hoping others with toddlers can give me some guidance - Here are some of his developments:
By 18 months he had a vocabulary of over 150 words - likely around 200. now at 20 months, I would guess his vocabulary includes 500-1000 words.
By 18 months he could identify the basic shapes by name (circle, rectangle, triangle, square, octagon, oval, star, etc.) and put them in their place in a puzzle; and identify different fruit and vegetables, and by 20 months when asked to "show me fruit" will point to and say "apple," "orange," etc.
At 20 months he sometimes speaks in 3-6 word sentences ("want animals on" [dvd he likes], "want bubbles outside [wants to go outside and blow bubbles]," "want Micky Mouse Clubhouse on, ok? [with inflexion]" "Daddy at work now."
At 19 months, when watching a baby Einstein video of the planets, he can name each planet by sight while the video is on mute" [Still a little shocked by this one]
At 20 months he can identify people, objects, animals in books by verbs, such as "Who is sitting in the mud?" - he responds "the pig" and points to the pig.
At 19 months he could identify most numbers 1-10 when you show them to him. He even identified the number 18 the other day randomly.
At 20 months he can inconsistently count to 10.
At 20 months he can recite most of the alphabet with help, and could identify every letter in the alphabet by 19 months.
By 19 months he could identify most basic colors.
When out shopping he'll say "want go home now," then if we drive past the block or even turn down the wrong block a few blocks away to test him, he'll start to wine and say "no, want go home, want go home."
He also seems to understand concepts. The other day, I was putting him down for a nap and said the following "I'm going to be gone when you wake up, so have fun with grandma" and he responded "bye, bye." So he seemed to understand what I meant.
Also, he's a little stinker and is always trying to push the limits. When I tell him not to throw something, he'll drop it, or place it on furniture and then swipe it off, or pretend to be swinging or falling and then drop it in the process - just testing what I really meant and with what he can get away looking at me the whole time as if to say "what about this?"
Thoughts? I know these are above average traits for the most part, but I'm curious everyone's experience.