I was speaking with the head teacher for the toddler room yesterday about Reid’s language skills because one of the other teachers had told Ken that she doesn’t talk at daycare. Turns out she is a quiet child at daycare but has the words she needs and uses them when prompted but prefers to point or sign when she can. My mom says that my teachers said I was a quiet kid and she could never believe it. Maybe that is how Reid will be.
The teacher told me that when they have circle time, they sing a song that requires each child to say their name. Some kids won’t speak, others whisper but Reid yells hers out without hesitation.
It was a good thing that I wanted to speak with the teacher last night. When I arrived, Reid was playing in the preschoolers’ area which has bigger equipment. She ran over to say “hi” but then went for some more slides and then when I gave her a 2 minute warning ran across a bridge and shovelled and then decided she needed to hang from a chin up bar. I tell myself not to be offended because, really, how can I compete with a slide, sand and chin up bar? It’s great that she has fun, though.