Dana - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi guys. I'm curious as to how well other Dec. 2007 kids are talking. My son speaks very clearly, makes up stories, ask questions, etc. He knows all of his shapes and colors, counts to almost 20, and says the alphabet with a few holes in it. He is a very funny kid and makes up new names for people (He told me today the he was now Shrek and I....I was Donkey). He even asked me today if we had a helicopter..... I keep having people ask me if he has been tested as gifted but I think he is pretty normal. Maybe a little advanced, but I started talking early....and never shut up. I'm not worried about it, but it would be nice to have a gauge. We have another friend whose son is an hour and 25 minutes younger than my son that we compare kids with, but they seems to be growing on different levels. Her son doesn't talk that much, but he walked a little sooner than mine and his table manners make my son look like he was raised in a chicken coop....(he wasn't...) Anyway. Is he in the normal range? Should I consider putting him in something structured? If he's starting out smart, I want to encourage it all I can without being overbearing. Any info. is appreciated!