Just Because They Don’t Speak Yet Doesn’t Mean They Don’t Know

FROM ALISON: Have you ever wondered what is going on in the head of your child? If they are not speaking yet it can seem like a guessing game to figure out what is going on in there. Well the other day I got a big surprise from my son Jordan, here is what happened.

Jordan is now 12 years old and has been speaking for quite a while now thanks to the work done in his Son Rise playroom. In the days before Son Rise, Jordan spent alot of time in front of the television watching his favourite programs: Teletubbies, Balamory and Come Outside. When I started doing Son Rise I blocked the childrens television channels on the sky box so he no longer had access to these programs. In those days Jordan was not able to speak and so silently watched these programs over and over and over again.

The other day when we were in the playroom he said “When Jordan was a little boy, Jordan watched Teletubbies,” and then he sang the theme tune with all the words, then he did the same for Come Outside and then Balamory. Every word was there!! Then he started to talk about things that had happened in the programs; so even though he wasn’t speaking yet, he totally understood what he was watching and now was expressing his excitement with the programs that he had so enjoyed all those years ago. I was amazed at the clarity of his memory and the vocabulary that he had picked up but not expressed as a small child. It was all there!!! Our children are amazing.

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