So, I see all these mamas on here saying oh my child knows this, can do this, blahblahblah. DD is almost 17 months, and we play, but she has alot of unstructured individual play, which she loves, when she wants me to play, we play together. We sing the alphabet song, we dance, I try to point out new things to her when I think about it. Like recently she learned "train" and knows what one sounds like. But as far as working on colors already, and letters, and all this stuff these moms say their toddlers know, yeah we dont do that. I don't baby talk her so IMO she has a very good vocabulary. (Despite the times you can't understand her lol) My family says I am doing wonderful, and she is so smart, but I guess it's these other moms making me feel like she needs to be super smart already. Why can't she be a kiddo and have fun for awhile? She's learning other things besides school type stuff......right?
i just assume they are exaggerating or bluffing completely. i dont take them to heart (bragging moms.) i figure they are compensating for feeling inadequate in their lives... yeah sure some of the kids are really ahead. but not all that claim it. my son is 4. i am a teacher. he is a little ahead and a little behind in different areas. i dont stress because he is an individual and i know that all kids are different people with different interests and abilities and your social development is a much better indicator of lifetime success than academic achievement!
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