Friday, November 5, 2010

Learning New Words

So Faith being 18 months, she is learning new words. She doesn't have a HUGE vocabulary yet. In having two children with speech issues I have learned an enormous amount about what is and isn't normal speech development. For instance when children first learn to talk they typically leave off the ending of the word, they start with single syllable words and work their way to multi-syllable words, and some letters (like L and R) don't develope until MUCH later (it depends on what chart you look at as some differ from each other). Well knowing these things Faith can say the word PRAY!!

It is really important in our house to teach our kids to pray. We specifically want them to learn to pray from the heart and talk to God. So when we pray we give them every opportunity to say what is on their heart even if it doesn't make sense to us. Well the other night we were putting the kids to bed and of course Faith knew it was time to pray. So she folded her hands and said "Pay". We were sooooooooooooo excited to hear her say it. We kept having her say the word over and over. She knows the word pray!!

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