We had a lovely time in Brookings visiting our son and his family. Our grandson is 17 months old. His language development really took off within the last week or so. Our daughter in law said that one day he wasn’t really talking, and the next day he was jabbering away. I notice that sometimes boys’ development is choppy, while girls have a smoother and more gradual developmental trajectory.
Our grandson signs, too, and he signed and made animal noises and tried out many new words as he went through the weekend. I was tickled as I wheeled him in a cart through the grocery store and he started making snorting noises as he pointed toward the ceiling. He had spied a pig balloon, and he let me know that was what pigs said. He also has a fine command of the word “No!” and told us so quite a bit.
What were you told about your early development? What were your first words? What were your favorite first books?