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Ben speaks

Posted by
spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 28 February 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I realise I have not really kept track of the number of words spilling forth from Ben's lips, like I did with Daniel. So, a few days ago, I made a list of all the words that Ben said on that day. Here it is, in the order he said them:

1. wake up
2. sleep/sleeping
3. bear bear [he was pointing to his bear that was face down on the chair, saying that his bear was sleeping.]
4. spiderman
5. ball
6. broken
7. fix [he was playing with a little plastic spiderman while i changed his diaper--it had gooey balls for hands & feet and it was broken.]
8. finish
9. brush teeth
10. go first
11. go play
12. wash hands
13. wet
14. dry
15. car/sports car [his current favourite is a white and silver Hot Wheels car!]
16. train
17. truck
18. spoon
19. screwdriver
20. rubbish truck
21. smelly
22. milk
23. no pushing
24. janmin [meaning Benjamin. I think my helper was recalling that he woke in the middle of the night and said, "No pushing janmin! No pushing!" Must have been a bad dream haha]
25. Thomas
26. cat/miao
27. dog/woof
28. duck/quack
29. happy
30. roadsweeper [Ben is obsessed with the roadsweeper truck that drives by every morning!]
31. noisy
32. spoon/bigger spoon
33. sound
34. sorry mummy
35. eat
36. ham
37. cheese
38. please
39. egg
40. dowan spank [haha, you can guess what happened here!]
41. crash
42. fall down
43. music please [he pronounces it mooo-sack!]
44. baby
45. fire
46. airplane
47. read please/read me please [meaning, read to me, please]
48. book
49. siren
50. tunnel
51. so dark
52. fan
53. marker
54. draw
55. rabbit
56. feed
57. mopsy/floppsy [the names of our rabbits]
58. bite me
59. dowan bite
60. scratch
61. pain pain
62. scared
63. go in
64. door
65. Daniel
66. ladybug
67. ant [we were reading a book about animals and he was pointing out the ones he knew.]
68. cow
69. horsey
70. potty
71. change
72. drink
73. water bottle
74. butterfly
75. no more
76. all done
77. bag
78. school
79. auntie annie [his teacher at school]
80. happy
81. pee pee
82. poop
83. help
84. rainbow
85. try
86. soup
87. i want [he loves soup. i was insisting he eat his noodles first. this is dinner time.]
88. more
89. banana
90. kiwi
91. apple
92. vegetable [he says 'wegde-tble']
93. stuck
94. gone
95. no more
96. cream
97. put cream
98. press
99. open
100. screaming [he heard someone screaming downstairs]
101. naughty boy
102. balloon
103. rain/raining
104. fish

Other words he says, but he didn't say them today:
105. up
106. down
107. video
108. watch
109. sit
110. stand up
111. bubbles
112. yes
113. no
114. sad
115. curious george [he says 'koo-rious gorhge']
116. doctor seuss
117. richard scarry
118. lowly
119. huckle
120 hi-5
121. mummy
122. daddy
123. grandma
124. grandpa
125. gong gong
126. po po
127. auntie sally
128. auntie julie [he says 'joo-yee']
129. hello
130. goodbye/byebye
131. rice
132. noodle
133. big
134. small
135. hot/too hot
136. drink
137. giraffee [he says 'jer-rough']
138. elephant [he says 'elle-fent']
139. duck
140. play dough
141. shoes
142. scooter
143. bird
144. sun
145. moon
... that's all i can remember for now

photo was taken by Shawn Hoon: see here.

NIKON D300 1/80 second F/3.2 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

WOW.That is more than a mouthful for a two year old boy!Well done!I think both Dan and Ben have a really great repertoire of vocab at their tender age!:)

28 Feb 2009 3:14pm

verna from United States

Benjamin looks so handsome in this picture!

28 Feb 2009 8:07pm

tscd from Singapore

He is so grown up!

1 Mar 2009 11:07am

Dad from Singapore

We had expected him to speak after his 2nd birthday. But.... lo and behold... he had exceeded our expectations during the last 2 sessions/outings we had with him. He has used words at great speed much to our astonishment. Sometimes to the point of disbelief that he could utter those difficult words that you listed. I think much has got to do with the environment like having a talkative and creative brother (Dan) and now the nursery that he now attends. Hope he will progress on to speaking English in proper sentences soon (like Dan) !

2 Mar 2009 12:26am

spots from Singapore, Singapore

Yes, I think Dan is Ben's 'first English Teacher'! :)

2 Mar 2009 1:28pm

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