This week, it’s been amazing to see how this little boy’s love of anything with wheels (the bigger the better) has affected his speech. It wasn’t that long ago that I was starting to get worried when he hadn’t said a single word at 16 months.
His first really clear word other than mama and dada has been wow! He’s been so excited this week, bless him, he’s not stopped saying wow! We went to soft play and all he wanted to do was play with the toy trucks and bin lorries. Then later in the week we went to 4 Kingdoms Activity Farm in Hampshire and he spotted a tractor. Wow!
At soft play there were lots of toy diggers and bin lorries. T LOVES bin lorries. Every Friday when he hears the bin lorry he runs out to the kitchen and points up at the window for me to lift him up. One of the bin men looks out for us now and always waves to little T as they go past. As the bin lorry lifts up the bins we always say, “tip,” as it tips the bins into the back. While T was playing with the toy bin lorries I realised he was not only saying “wow!” but also “dup” as he lifted up the scoops. So cute.
At 4 Kingdoms we were walking outside when suddenly my excited little toddler shouted “wow” and started pointing at a tractor, then said “didda” (digger)! I couldn’t believe it, another new word! I’ve since realised he hasn’t quite figured it out because he also said “didda” to a bus and a van. But still, such amazing progress in a week.
I always knew I’d love hearing him speak, but it just absolutely melts my heart! He’s got a lot more words to learn, so new words are going to become a very ordinary thing, but at the moment, each new word is so precious, and gives a little insight into his interests and personality.