Saturday, August 21, 2010

Isabelle's Growing Vocabulary & Gestures

Today, Isabelle pointed at our family pet's poop in the garden and said 'Dirty'. We are one proud helluva parents! Her vocabulary is growing very fast and we are having lots of fun teaching her and also disciplining ourselves as well. Toddlers are super efficient copycats so we try our very best to watch our words and behavior.

She can now say :
  • Mama (I love the way she says it.. melts my heart everytime)
  • Papa (when she calls Papa more, I go green with envy)
  • Ee Ee (my sister)
  • Ku Ku (my brother)
  • Cho Cho (my Grandma)
  • Ko Ko (my Dad and it is supposed to be Kong Kong but she somehow could not pronounce words ending with 'ng')
  • Mah Mah (my Mom)
  • Doggie
  • Cher Cher (any girls or ladies who looks Chinese)
  • Kakak (anyone who looks not so Chinese)
  • Kor Kor (boys and guys)
  • Pha Pha(scared in Mandarin)
  • Nen Nen (milk)
  • Len Len (cold in Mandarin)
  • mum mum
  • Banana (sometimes Na Na)
  • Donkey (as in Eeyore)
  • Pooh
  • Growls like a tiger
  • Miao
  • Car
  • Dirty
  • Shh Shh
  • Poo Poo
  • No No
  • Ya Lar.... (very Malaysian)
  • and not forgetting, lots of shrieks and screams

As for gestures & signs, she can :
  • Dance when she hears her favourite music/song
  • Shake her index finger - No
  • Hands on her chest - Scared
  • Hands on stomach - Feeling full
  • Waving her hands - Come
  • Waving hands side to side - Hello & Goodbye
  • Clasping 2 hands together - Pray
  • Clasping 2 hands together & wobbling up & down - Gong Xi Gong Xi
  • Hands on the mouth - OH OH & looking surprised
  • Pointing at her eyes, nose and ears when asked
She can understand and obey some simple instructions as well & still learning:
  • Picking up her toys
  • Waits for me outside the toilet when I said "Stop there and wait for Mummy"
  • Throwing stuffs into the dustbin
  • Bring her shoes when we tell her we are going out
  • Bring us stuffs or pass things around

But what we love most is when she kisses us, with or without we asking.


I'm a full-time mummy said...

Ahhh nice list.... :)

MieVee @ said...

Wow, her vocabulary is extensive for a young toddler! Have fun. :)

Happy Mummy said...

Thank u Jenny :)

Thank u too :)