Grace turned twenty-one months old today. Here is an update about our Amazing Grace:
Grace has really been enjoying calendar time and she has learned so much as a result. Grace can now count to and identify all numbers up to 29.
Grace can recite all seven days of the week in their correct order.
I added the Pledge of Allegiance to calendar time, which is Grace's favorite part. Every morning Grace asks to, "sing the Pledge of Allegiance." She can recite nearly all of it by herself now!
Grace knows her first, middle, and last name.
Grace can identify the United States on a world map. She can also identify the states Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island on a map of the United States. Grace refers to Rhode Island as the "teeny tiny state." Grace is also able to name which family members live in the aforementioned states (The exception is Rhode Island - we don't have any family members there! I think Grace just likes the small size of Rhode Island).
Grace can verbally sequence common activities up to 4 steps. For example, Grace is able to tell me the process involved in washing her hands or how to make a scrambled egg. Grace says: "First crack, crack egg. Mix egg in bowl. Cook egg on hot stove. Eat egg!"
Grace has a strong love of animals. She can name so many animals including more unusual ones such as a kookaburra, emu, flamingo, lynx, elk, armadillo, and grouse.
Grace can read several words including Grace, Mommy, Daddy, Ella, cat, and Uncle Adam. She can also read many other words if the initial sound is accentuated. Grace continues to love all books and enjoys "reading" to Ella.
Grace continues to have the best sense of humor. She is always smiling and full of the best giggles. Grace makes Bob & I laugh every day - especially when it come to Grace imitating the beep of our microwave! :)