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Ayanna turned 26-months last week.
I'm giddy with delight just watching her develop in a myriad of areas. New skills are acquired at rapid rates, however, she seems to focus fiercely on her language and physical skills.
Ayanna is able to point to several objects that we name; recognise the names of familiar people, objects and body parts; repeat words she overhears; play make-believe; follow simple instructions; sort objects by shape and colour. Ayanna's vocabulary has since increased and she continues to make 5-6 word sentences.
Her brain like any two-year old is a beehive of activity (for it forms countless new neural connections that help them understand the whats, whys, and hows of the world.). These early learners need to be encouraged to expand their skills through a wide array of playthings; to explore their environment, to stimulate their senses with musical and tactile toys; to read.