Out of the blue tonight, Ellie just spontaneously starting counting backwards from 10 and made it all the way to one and then immediately counted back to 10. She’s 23 months old as of this week.
We finally got the VCR hooked up after not having it for over a week. I stuck in a Dora the Explorer video and Ellie promptly said all of the words from the video right along with the characters. It was actually quite amazing to hear her get every word correct for the first few minutes of the tape even across many characters while she was also playing with her doll house. We haven’t watched the tape that many times as the tape is relatively new and she’s been on a Baby Einstein DVD kick for the longest time.
We have now placed 3 x 5 index cards around the house on many of the objects so that Ellie can start seeing the names of these objects. She thinks she can read because she can walk up to an index card and tell us what is on it (e.g., toy box, stairs, table, chair, door, doll house). Pretty neat stuff.