Turning 24 months
Posted by: Sharmila Rajah
Ayanna loves being 2
Ayanna has begun a brand, new journey. She's eager to explore and master new things, wants to do things for herself, and is displaying a wider array of emotions. She can be assertive and tends to protest a lot especially when things don't go her way (just the other day she protested hard and long, refusing to take off her pink dress and change into her pajamas for bed). The dreaded tantrum (more on this later) has begun to rear its ugly head (sometimes a protest tends to evolve into a tantrum).
Ayanna's memory is much more sophisticated than a year ago. She's grasping the understanding of more abstract concepts, like more and less, later and sooner, same and different. She's also understanding the concept of space – there, where, in and out, up, down, etc. Ayanna is able to speak and be understood most of the time. She is able to recite her ABCs and 1-10, recognise some of the alphabets, identify countless pictures and somewhat sing a couple of nursery rhymes ( Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is her absolute favourite). Ayanna is constantly absorbing – listening intently to what we say and later, surprises us by repeating.