Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The important things in life

Recently, my daughter has been impressing us with her learning skills.  At 18 months, she can count to 16, spell her name, tell us her full name, identify shapes, some colors, and sing the ABCs.  But the thing that I am most concerned about is her Disney-knowledge!  :)  This week, we have been working on the Princesses (her new obsession).  I made a PowerPoint using some pictures I've taken, and some from the internet, and every few days, we look at it and try and name all the princesses.  I also have one started with random Disney characters, like Chip and Dale, Stitch, some of the dwarfs, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear.  It's so much fun to see her face light up when she sees her favorites (Minnie, Belle, any princess!)  The way she says, "Pocahontas" is the BEST!

She really adores the classic 6: Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy.  2 mornings ago, I awoke to her voice on the monitor saying, "Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Daisy" over and over.  When I walked in, she had her Mickey and Minnie dolls, one in each hand, and would not let them go.  She carried them everywhere she went, even to the potty, for 2 hours that morning. 

We are starting to get excited about our next trip in March, knowing that she will be 21 months old by then.  I'm expecting her to recognize many of the characters, sights, and landmarks (Cinderella Castle, EPCOT ball, etc) by then.  Oh, and I guess I'll get her started on recognizing numbers.  Ah, the important things in life :)

See ya real soon!

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  1. Who needs numbers when you have Disney characters?! :) Love the powerpoint idea, it made me giggle.

  2. My two year old has been carrying around the little princess figures you can dress; in fact, she's even been sleeping with them (can that be comfortable?). She's also been sleeping in a different princess dress every night and insisting we call her by that princess' name ("NO, I'm BELLE!"). She knows her ABCs, numbers, shapes, spells her name, etc....but I'm most impressed that she can sing "It's a Small World," complete with all the foreign languages.
    Hi, my name is Jenn, I'm a Disney addict, and I'm raising three of them. (Hi, Jenn.)