One more video of my little talker. He has actually been saying a few words for awhile now unfortunately I am about the only person who can understand them. I have been trying very hard to get some of his words on video but any time I pull out the camera he becomes a lot more interested in it then talking. He started saying “bye” at 8 and 1/2 months but only when he felt like it. Now he says Hi, Bye, Dog, Duck, Quack, Ball, uh-oh, NO, BOP (which is Simon-ese for STOP!). He also sings “e-i-e-i” as in “Old McDonald”. I have been trying to teach him sign language but he is not very interested. Pretty much he only signs the word “Dog” and he waves “bye” but that’s it and we have been working very hard on “More”, “Please”, “all done” and various other signs. The interesting development is that I realized he thinks all 4-legged animals are dogs. He has a toy bear which he started calling a dog. he holds it up and says dog and signs it (patting his leg as if calling a dog). I say no bear and sign bear – we go back and forth like that – he insists that the bear is a dog. Today I showed him a you-tube video of some cows and showed him the sign for cow. He was mesmerized by the video clip and signed and said “Dog” – I said “no Simon tha’s not a Dog it’s a Cow! but he insits. So here is a video of him insisting that the cows are dogs. Our neighbor actually has cows and horses but I deemed it too cold to take him out there to show him a proper cow. So here he is – if you listen closely you can here him say “Dog” several times.Portfolio | Contact Me | Book a Session
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