Toddler Talking and Hints of Progress

I’ve been going nuts over toddler talking… or, more particularly the lack of toddler talking in my house.  I’m happy as a clam because we’ve had some breakthroughs lately.  No, Norton hasn’t begun reciting Hamlet’s soliloquy or whatever.  I am still working with my little boy on overcoming a toddler language delay.  But we had a big week.

Norton and I were happily playing in his room.  (Okay, fine, I was trying to clean it and he was getting out toys almost as quickly as I put them away.)  He went to his toy rack and handed me a small blue ball.  As he placed it in my hand, he said “Boow.”  I was over the moon.  We played ball in his room for about twenty minutes, and numerous times, he proclaimed some variant of “ball” as he threw the ball to me.  And, almost as impressively, when we were done, he put his ball back on the toy rack in the appropriate bin.

That wasn’t the only new word attempt for the week.  Lately, Norton has had a thing for Greek yogurt.  He uses his spoon properly to eat it, and will do his best to scrape the bowl to get every last bit of yogurty goodness.  While I was mixing a small bowl for him, I’d asked him if he wanted his yogurt.  And he said, “Go-goo.”

It was close enough to yogurt for me to be convinced.  🙂  And I couldn’t be happier at the progress we’ve made this week.  Maybe this is the beginning of the toddler language explosion.