My 20 month old has been speaking in full sentences since she was 18 months. For example: I’m hungry mommy; I need to pee; Can I have some more please? Can you hold me? What you doing Daddy? Are you okay Mommy?
She didn’t walk until 16 months and has had a >80th percentile head circumference at all her checks. However, other development has been within average norms. We figured her speech was a bit advanced but it is even more apparent when she is around her peers or even older toddlers, with other parents often staring and commenting on her “rich vocabulary”. She had a nanny until 18 months and when she started daycare, the daycare providers said the same thing about her language.
I am reaching out not to gloat but to see if anyone knows of resources or programs to expose her to. I started talking and reading early myself but my parents didn’t really have the resources to do much for me beyond reading at home (I still turned out ok and did well academically).
We are not the typical intense Bay Area parents plotting her Ivy league entry from preschool, but also don’t want her to miss out on any opportunities for lack of knowing about them. Please share if you know of anything to build on this early “skill” beyond just reading more books.