"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. " Philippians 1:6

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Language Acquisition

Gracie continues to be Amazing Gracie as her ability to understand what we say to her in English and her ability to communicate with us is the same if not better than our typical kids when they were adopted.
She is putting 2-3 words together more often than not!

One thing that she does that our others did not do is that she will use body language and gestures when we don't understand her. She is able to get all her needs met either with words, body language, gestures or just her pure cuteness!


Some of the new words or phrases she is independently saying on her own without modeling as she repeats anything modeled for her.

  • I love you mama!  (My favorite)
  • Good morning mama! (or baba or Lulu or whoever she is addressing)
  • My backpack
  • Snack in backpack
  • "Tomato" for "potato" it is soooo cute!!!
  • Sit down mama
  • Come here mama
  • Tissue please
  • Monkey
  • Dog
  • Coffee
  • All gone
  • All done
  • Juice
  • Milk
  • Oranges
  • Tofu
  • hot
  • cold
  • water
  • Please, thank you and your welcome
  • Excuse me
  • Sorry
  • Go to school
  • bus
  • socks
  • shoes
  • home
  • yummy
  • good
  • This is Bryson's (or whoevers)
  • Jacket
  • It's raining!
  • Beautiful
  • "No apples" with a finger shake included!
  • Funny!
  • Outside mama
  • More noodles please mama
  • Grandma and Grandpa
  • I don't know
  • Good night, go to bed baba!  (She cracks herself up with this one!)
  • More ice cream mama!!!

3 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

WTG Gracie. She is doing wonderfully. Hugs

Shelly said...

Great job, Gracie! You are a amazing girl!

Karen said...

Precious!