Monday, April 26, 2010

Kuttipa updates

Kuttipa now counts till 20.
Can identify all shapes correctly, although he has been doing that for a few months now.

Has only just recently for a week or two started identifying colours. Mixes up red and green a bit. Fairly consistent with blue, yellow and sometimes even pink and orange.

Jumps with his feet off the ground and has been able to do that for a couple of months now.

Can put two words together like 'Amma bye', 'Blue car', ' car bithu', ' Neeru beka'?

Can climb ladders in the park. Has been happening for a few weeks now.
Used to be afraid of the slide but not anymore

Has a lot more words in his vocabulary (mostly Kannada and English) but also some tamil words like 'saami' and 'thanni'. What's interesting is that he can cross-reference sometimes. He uses 'neeru' and 'thanni' interchangably. Similarly 'Devuru' and 'Saami'  seem to be correlated in his mind. 'Truck' and 'Lorry' is another example. "Dirty' and "Koiku'.

Seems to be passionately interested in trains. Any empty carton lying around in the house becomes a train moving on a track, with 'Choo choo'. Else two blocks are combined to make a train. Sometimes,

He likes singing and songs. Can recite 'Twinkle Twinkle little star' completely. And several other rhymes partially. He knows the tunes more than the words and will often substitue nonsensical words just to get the tune right.

Likes elevators, escalators, automatic doors, buses, police cars. fire trucks...