So, I'm a few days late, but I've finally got my act together -- or at least enough to make it look like I do!
Just a few weeks ago, our Parents as Teachers representative came over for Kellah's screening. She asked me a bunch of questions about what Kellah can do verbally, physically, etc. The list included things like:
*Does your child frequently take steps on his/her own?
Um, yeah, got that one covered...for the past 8 months now!
*Has your child started to climb on objects?
The child has no fear and would climb up the wall if physically possible.
*Does your child take a pencil or crayon and write on paper?
Yes, she likes to help me chart for It Works, take notes in Daddy's journal, and help me write out my grocery lists. Oh, and jump right in for the craft times I do with the older kiddos.
*Can you child stack 3 blocks?
I knew this one was coming, so we worked on it in advance, just so I could say yes :)
I certainly wasn't worried about any of Kellah's milestones in regards to what she can do physically. But then, the PAT person asked me if she could throw a ball. Nope, just roll it, seeing as how that is what we do with balls in the house and I haven't encouraged Coralyn throwing balls at her little sister outside for that matter either. Well, now we had something to work on.
Let me just tell you, Kellah must have caught on that she was supposed to be able to do this because in a matter of a few days, her favorite game had become "Throw the ball down the driveway, say Uh-oh, and smile really cute as Mommy runs down the street after the ball." She does this over and over and over again. Thank goodness we live on a cul-de-sac!
After her motor skills, we turned to her verbal skills. Yes, she can communicate and let us know what she wants, no doubt about that! But, when the PAT person asked if she had more than 8 words in her vocabulary, I was coming up short. Again, something to work on.
Again, Kellah must have sensed that she was "supposed" to be talking more, using actual words, because in the past 2 weeks since the PAT rep came, Kellah has become a talking machine.
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