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Cognitive development: pics and puns!

It’s been a long time since I used this blog to publicly marvel at the kid’s development, but this one’s too good to let pass unremarked-on. In his preschool they’ve been working on drawing, and on writing letters and numerals; … Continue reading

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Toddler Cognitive Development: And then the questions began.

(Note: Because we’re working on raising the kid Japanese/English bilingual, pretty much all my conversations with him these days are about 99% in Japanese. I render everything below in English for simplicity’s sake.) So the kid’s thing, recently, has been … Continue reading

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Parental Cognitive Development: Devolution to BUS

The kid continues to grow and learn. He’s picking up all sorts of phrases at daycare… and inventing some of his own? (For example, asking for “don don choo choo” videos. I have no idea what kind of train that might … Continue reading

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Year in Review: The Kid in 2016

At the start of 2016 I was a full-time stay-at-home dad. When I had errands to run, I strapped the kid to my chest and walked or got on the bus. He was curious and observant, but couldn’t express himself … Continue reading

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Toddler Cognitive Development: Magical thinking and bicycle riding

The Magic Word The kid is learning to say “please”! I’ve been making a point of prompting him when he asks for things or asks us to do things for him. First I try asking “What do you say?” (なんと言う?, … Continue reading

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Toddler Cognitive Development: Mirror Test

I read somewhere a while ago that some people did an experiment where they painted a spot on an elephant and showed it a mirror, and in response the elephant reached around with its trunk to touch, not the mirror, … Continue reading

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Toddler cognitive / linguistic development, part 4

The kid has acquired glottal stops! For several days now, he’s been saying “niʔnn” (like a slurred “neaten”). The word appears to be entirely of his own invention, but we’ve figured out that he uses it when he wants to … Continue reading

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