Language is here. I’ve started recording Jojo every once in a while because I can capture so much more than I can with video (because she doesn’t know she’s being recorded).
I’m leaving you with a recording from 15th months old, and another from today, at 20 months old so you can hear the language explosion that took place over those 5 months.
At 15 months she was just repeating sounds over and over, experimenting with how to form them, how they sounded coming out and how they felt rolling off her tongue. This recording is from the car while she was in the back seat in her own world.
At 20 months she can follow a lot of my instructions and repeat words after me and name things that she sees in a book.