last night while I was playing the Wii…Monkey decided it was his turn and he SAID HIS OWN NAME! I was very close to tears, I’m so damned excited about this! At bed time he asked me to lay down with him and I did so. I was still so excited that I made him say it a half dozen more times, lol. Finally, he told me “Night!” very firmly and I let him be. Sometimes he’s way more mature than I am, lol.
The Wii has been such an amazing learning tool. I had hoped it would be good for hand-eye coordination and helping him with balance but it’s actually become a huge language tool. He has learned so many different words using it and he’s generalizing too. Obviously, his name is the most exciting so far but another that cracks me up is “Turn around.” He learned this using a bike riding game and he’s also used it in the mornings on the way to school. “Dee, Dee….turnaround? Home? Dogs?”