Update on Jared Talk

Jared’s vocabulary is expanding more and more every day.  It’s amazing all the little words and phrases he is picking up (or trying to pick up) since the last time I wrote about it in mid-March.  Sometimes, I still have to play the guessing game to figure out what he’s saying.  

Visit this post to see what words he has been saying for a while:

Here is a list of words that still confuse me:
“Mama” and “mum-mum”
He calls his mother “Mama”, but he calls his bottle of formula milk “mum-mum.” One morning, I thought he was screaming out my name, but he was actually thirsty and wanting to drink his milk.  I’m glad I was able to figure it out after a little while. 

“Daddy” “teddy” “taxi”
Amazingly enough, all three of these words sound very similar when they are coming out of Jared’s mouth.  

Aunt Anita and our nanny Marina are both “Nina.”
Sometimes I don’t know if he is asking to see his Aunt’s face on Skype or if he wants to see his nanny walk through the front door. 

“Please” and “cheese”
We’ve taught him how to say both, but sometimes I can’t tell which one he’s saying! 

List of Spanish words he has learned:
There are some words Jared would rather say in Spanish than English.

“biba” which is short for “pelicula” (movie)
“mimo” or “mima” is short for “amigo / amiga” (friend)
“lapiz” (pencil)
“agua” (water)
“alli esta!” (There it is!)
“gracias” (Thank you) 

List of phrases:
Finally, we’re trying to teach him some helpful phrases that will help him communicate more effectively with people around him.  Here are a few he can say.

“Help me.”
“Don’t want that.”
“Up, Mamma.”

When Stephen had his birthday, I tried to get Jared to say “Happy Birthday.”  The closest I got was for Jared to say “Happy Day.”  I guess that’s close enough for a 22 month old.

Jared plays in the sand

Jared plays in the sand



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