April 21, 2008

Language development

Yiu Yiu is really quick in catching new words and phrases by the day. She can spew out three to four syllable words, phrases and even full sentences like a pro. We just need to say the word/phrase/sentence to her once, and she can repeat them. She has also grasp the concept of opposites, such as big vs small, tall/long vs short, hot vs cold, many vs few.

As her comprehension and verbalisation skills grow by the day, it can get really funny with her around these days. Here are some tickling conversations:

Incident 1
Yiu Yiu: Papa, see, ball ball
Papa: Where got ball ball?
Yiu Yiu (pointing to papa's tummy): Neh…papa tummy ball ball ah
Papa: Opppsss! (Note to papa from mummy – time to reduce that spare tyre of yours)

Incident 2
Her current favourite word is naughty. She probably learned this word from hubby and I who kept asking her not to do this and that, and not to be naughty. Now whenever she asks anything from us and we don’t oblige, she'll reprimand us, "Naughty"!
Yiu Yiu (sitting on the dining chair): Mummy, carry
Mummy: Doing something else and ignored her
Yiu Yiu: Mummy carry Yiu Yiu ah. Afterwards Yiu Yiu fall down ah…NAUGHTY!

Mummy was working on mummy's laptop when Yiu Yiu came over.
Yiu Yiu: I wanna play mummy's computer
Mummy: Mummy working ah…cannot play
Yiu Yiu: I wanna play mummy's computer ah…NAUGHTY!
Mummy: Duh!

Incident 3
Yiu Yiu knows that in order to buy something, we need to give money to the merchants. She's now into the habit of asking "Mummy buy this, mummy buy that". Here's a snippet of our conversation:
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, I wanna buy Barney. Mummy, I wanna buy Thomas and Friends.
Mummy: Yiu Yiu wanna buy? Yiu Yiu got money meh?
Yiu Yiu: No, mummy money buy!

Incident 4
Mummy was angry with Yiu Yiu coz she refused to eat her dinner yet again.
Papa: Why is mummy angry?
Yiu Yiu: Yiu Yiu don't want to eat lor.
Yiu Yiu (decided to watch Barney): Mummy, I wanna watch Barney
Without even waiting for my response, she then said:
Yiu Yiu: Mummy angry, papa switch on Barney for Yiu Yiu.


Mummy to QiQi said...

kids can be creative in their speech when they are growing up :)

mybabybay said...

She is very observant too. I like the ball ball part...hehehe.

Mummy to QiQi said...

that proves that yur girl hearing and learning is great! Must be proud of that :)

A Mom's Diary said...

Chinnee, Mybabybay, kids do say the darndest thing.