3yr old 'exceeding milestones'

(9 Posts)
WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 30-Apr-13 21:02:57

I don't know sad he seems to understand so much more than he can say - eg can point to almost all body parts if asked and do lots of actions eg 'jumping' (sort of hopping), lying down, dancing etc etc and loves reading with us, but very few words.

I think if I counted animal sounds it would be 30 words. Just keeping my fingers so crossed that his speech accelerates away before his 2 year check in 9 weeks from now...

givemeaclue Tue 30-Apr-13 20:48:20

WouldbeHarriet , that does sound advanced on the recognition but as you say, not with the talking I wonder why? All kids different though, mine was early talker but couldn't sit up unaided till after she could walk

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 30-Apr-13 20:40:26

I think that's very good news if they think she's well ahead! Sounds like your dd is doing brilliantly.

My DS is not speaking much yet (20 words at 21 months) but if I ask him to identify them by pointing he can do the following:

- identify all numbers 1-10
- identify around 8 different shapes
- point at 10 different colours
- recognise around half the letters of the alphabet

Do you think that's unusual for 21 months?

It is nice to think he might be ahead in some things even if he's a bit behind in speech.

gabsid Mon 22-Apr-13 13:19:46

Ask them what they meant and if there is anything in particular they want to talk about or want you to do.

Our pre-school keyworker recently told me that my dd (4.0) is very advanced in her thinking and that she will do well in school. I came out, thought about it and didn't have a clue what exactly she meant. Its a couple of weeks ago now and she has probably forgotten.

yellowhousewithareddoor Sat 20-Apr-13 19:10:22

There's a small group at my daughters pre school who are all quite bright. They're working on simple addition and subtraction alongside phonics, but the main thing is still learning through play. For example making lists of food for a shopping list or menu order in role play area, writing words in the sand, pointing out speech bubbles in books.

My daughter has met most of her reception goals according to pre school, but she's not the only one so they must get a fair range of average, below and above.

level3at6months Sat 20-Apr-13 19:06:03

They will be wanting to build on what he already knows and can do, so by chatting to you about it, they will get a fuller picture of his capabilities. If he is exceeding expectations in Nursery, then they will want to know how much more he can do at home as children will usually demonstrate more of what they can do at home and you'll know him best.

lechatnoir Fri 19-Apr-13 21:35:01

Thanks that must be what they're after will give it a go & speak to them again next week.

Perhaps she just means she'd like to know what sort of things you're doing at home? My nursery follow a government guideline that says we're meant to set goals together. So I say "I'm trying to get her to recognise shapes," and they do shape stuff with dd.

lechatnoir Fri 19-Apr-13 12:08:56

DS (3.9) is a bright & able but IMO normal little boy. His nursery keyworker pulled to one side this morning to inform me that they've noticed he is not only meeting but exceeding the expected milestones for his age. She wanted to know if I'd noticed anything in particular or had anything to add and whether we could share any information that would support this from home.

I'm at a bit if a loss tbh as yes he's very capable but strikes me as being in the mid-top range but nothing out of the ordinary. He recognises some but not all letters, can count to 20, is good at puzzles, can write (badly grin) his name etc. verbally & physically he's probably ahead of his peers but again, nothing dramatic I don't think.
Any ideas what they are noticing that I'm not or why it warranted a separate conversation?

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