Two years ago yesterday, I wrote and posted my first entry on CN&E.
That went pretty fast.
In a blink of an eye my 20-month old daughter went from sitting in a high chair to being 3 1/2.
While ruminating on this whole time/space continuum thingy I started thinking about what Chloe’s milestones/abilities/size were at 20 months compared today.
I’ll have to look to see if I have any specific notes about these things two years ago. 😃
I know she had just moved to her new daycare in August 2011. We were still adjusting a bit, but for the most part, after two months, everything was going really well. I’m happy to report we are at the same daycare center and everything is going swimmingly.
I am not sure when we’d started to show Chloe educational videos on You Tube (I think that was something my husband started), so I’m not sure exactly when her fascination with phonics started… But it was definitely happening at 20 months.
If you Google “kidstv123 phonics” you will see screen caps of two of the videos she used to watch daily AND repeatedly (see below).
There are extra “enrichment” classes offered at her daycare, and phonics was one of them. I think we signed her up at 2 (??) for them. I was told by her teachers that she really loved the classes and she seemed to start to understand the alphabet and the sounds of letters.
In two weeks C will have her last phonics class. She’s mastered her alphabet, is starting to read and spell simple words and is beginning to learn more complex letter combinations and blends. For Christmas last year my MIL gave C a LeapPad 2. BEST present ever. Phonics and writing games, an alphabet video, art games… And on. She loves it and I think has really learned a lot from it. We recently just got her two other cartridge games for this… A Leap Frog “letter factory” game and a Dora game. I love that she can get really involved in these educational toys. They hold her attention.
Physically… My girl has grown so much! It’s really amazing to have kids and watch them grow and develop into little PEOPLE. When I think of how much bigger she is height-wise my head spins. At 42 months (ok, 3 1/2!) she is 42″ tall, wearing 5T or 6x tops and 5T pants (5T leggings fit perfectly… Pants are a tiny bit long) and a size 10 1/2 shoe.
At 20 months she was wearing some 2T but mostly 3T pants/shirts.
At 3 1/2 she is talking more and also being more responsive to our questions… She’s learning to swim… She fully potty trained and even wearing undies to bed at night (though she occasionally plays the “I don’t want to poop” game… Which sucks but I’m hoping /praying it’s just a phase).
I could probably write a ton more but I’ll stop it there… Because it’s way past my bedtime.
Thank you readers! And if anyone has any advice on the poop thing let me know. 😀❤️💩