It's very hard for me to judge these things because Raya isn't around other kids her own age on a day to day basis. So I thought I'd present it here to everyone on the blog :-P
The thing is, I know Raya is in no way so behind that she would qualify now for any sort of speech services. Frankly, she has a HUGE vocabularly and never shuts up....and I looked up the developmental milestones for 3 year olds and Raya can do everything she's supposed to according to those. I would say that basically everything she says is understood, even by strangers....so she definitely communicates just fine it that regard.
What I'm less sure of is her pronunciation/ sound production. For instance, instead of saying "I will THrow the ball" she says "I will FRow the ball" .... and instead of saying "I want to Lick the icecream" she says "I want to Wick the icecream"....etc. etc. Basically all the tricky letters and sounds she doesn't do. Sometimes I can say "no, not wa wa...waTER" and she will be able to come close to saying the correct word (water)....but in other cases it's just impossible for her to do...like she can't for the life of her say (th) as in throw. I thought this was developmental for her age, but this girl at the park pronounced all those letters and sounds perfectly....so did/do your almost 3 year olds speak all the sounds perfectly, or not? I know Lee was in speech all through elementary school because of the same thing, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that Raya would struggle with the same thing....just wondering at what age the "average" child gets a good grasp on all that :-) Like I said, I know she wouldn't need any speech or anything right now, but didn't know if I should be pushing the matter more at home, or just letting her grow out of it.
And in other news, but newest "toddler" has started throwing some doozy tantrums LOL. She's so dramatic about it too, I just have to laugh!
|Seriously...look at the drama on that face! ;-)|
And of course when one child is being naughty and dramatic, suddenly the other gladly fills the role of "angel child" haha.
Thankfully Brielle's tantrums tend to be short lived. Today a slinky solved everything ;-)
|She loves to wrap everything a round her neck!|
|Unfortunately this one blurred on me...I still liked it though haha|
And lastly, awhile back I "pinned" this cute shirt on Pinterest because I thought the little girl taking pictures was so cute hehe....so I picked it up at Carters this weekend--only $6 and it makes me smile ;-)
....and to my neighbor who has suddenly decided to run every power tool he owns as loudly as humanly possible, right after I've laid my children down for a nap---"clearly you do not realize how sacred nap time is to a stay-at-home mom, so let me explain. If you wake up one of my children with your obnoxious tools I will hunt you down like an animal.... thanks!" ;-)