No less than five times a day my family is stumped by the sounds coming out of Vivi’s mouth.
“Do you know what she wants?”
We try really hard to decipher her toddler language and I’d say that we’re accurate about 70% of the time. There’s a lot of pointing, hand holding, “THAT!” and crying (from all of us). Teaching her sign language makes more and more sense everyday as Vivi adds new “words” and sounds to her vocabulary. Many of her words for everyday items change day to day, but thankfully a majority of what she says is easy to understand. There are a few words that only those closest to her would really know, which is why I put together this little cheat sheet of Vivi’s most curious words.
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