I've said since she was a wee little thing that Matilda is soooooooo intelligent. I have six grandchildren now and all are beyond special. Matilda is learning beyond her age. Of course it is with the BIG help of her Mom and Dad, the "Gypsy Kids".
Lisa has been teaching her to "sign" since she was about eight months old. When I was at their house in December she was signing when she wanted milk, more, and a few other things. I was astonished. How cool is that? And, how smart!
It would never have occured to me to teach a child to sign that young. But, Lisa is brilliant too and she started it. Ok, now you are going to be astonished when I write the list that this 15 month old baby can sign........
dog, more, daddy, eat, yummy, where, what, banana, apple, bird, up, milk, hello, hat, shoes, frog, cheese, elephant, book (which means read to me), shirt, drink, baby, all done, bear, flower (which is accompanied by the crinkled nose and the sniffing sound), sleep and telephone. Just think how helpful that is for the parents for the baby to tell them those things.
Good grief, I better get busy and study my "signing". I'm going to have to be able to keep up with this kid! I suppose next, she'll be fluent in Spanish, since her mother is fluent.
Now, if I could just be as technologically savvy as the my seventeen year old and other grandchildren, I'd be perfect.
Want to learn to sign with me? Here's two sites. http://www.signingsavvy.com/ and www.commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm Wonder if I can sign "Capt. Morgan's with lime, por favor". Ha.