Friday, July 3, 2009

The Smartest Little Girl in the Universe

Indulge me, please, in a little bit of grandfatherly boasting. My granddaughter Anne, known to regulars here as "The Smartest Little Girl in the Universe," has made me proud again.

It's not just that she already has a huge vocabulary, or that she remembers all sorts of obscure things, or that she can string five or six words together to make a sentence at an age when most kids only say one or two words at a time. It's all of those things put together. Granted, it's my first grandchild (her baby brother arrives in about seven weeks!) so maybe I'm a little out of touch with what kids should be able to do, but I don't think so.

Anne's mother - a school librarian who knows tons about child development - tells me that a 22-month-old child should be able to stack four - or maybe six - blocks.

Yet here is Anne, just this week, stacking up all 10 of her nesting blocks. I'm telling you, there is some sort of advanced brain in that giant head!

Now if we can just get her mother to fully dress her in the morning......

1 comment:

  1. Hey, hey, are welcome to come and dress her any day of the week!

    Oh, and today she properly identified both a circle and a triangle. I've never even SAID the word "triangle" to her, but she knew what it was when we asked.