19th month update
Posted by: Sharmila Rajah, 23-Jul-2012
Up and up we go...
Shamindra is well past his one-and-a-half-year mark and settling into his 19th month.
He’s learning new skills and trying many new things. His hand-eye coordination and balance continue to improve yet falls are inevitable. He’s taken to climbing – not a chair or kitchen counter is left unexplored. This of course raises safety issues. We’ve had to make several changes around the house to accommodate this eager climber. We make sure that Shamindra gets plenty of opportunity to climb, whenever possible, at playgrounds and at Gymboree on the play structures.
Shamindra’s vocabulary continues to expand. He attempts new words and is able to fill in the blanks when we read familiar stories. Reading together, and labeling objects to him helps build his vocabulary.
He’s becoming increasingly aware of concepts such as heavy and light; he also loves matching shapes and colours together. He simply loves emptying boxes and containers before filling them up again. He’s also finally mastering the skill of stacking blocks before knocking them down, which he finds to be absolutely fun.
Shamindra loves to imitate, which means he’s an eager and enthusiastic helper who simply wants to assist in most household chores.