The other day I was going through some of my school papers after watching a CNN report on speech and how it is directly related to brain development. After looking trhough my old school papers it was confirmed that this indeed was true. It says that by 12-15 months a child should know 3 or more single words. I was like score! Madison can say mamamama and dadadadadada and bababababa! As I read further these do not count as words this is called babbling in which a child should do from 9-11 months. So Madison has just a few months to learn 3 words! How do I teach her this?!
It seems like in the world of school the answers are true or false, A,b,or c. But, in real life with your child it doesn't seem this way at all. I don't feel like Madison's brain development is lacking... in fact I think she is very smart!
Is this why going to school is so important? So the parents (who have the knowledge to teach) aren't easier on their own children?
What are your thoughts on this?!