Then a BABY, now a TODDLER




What was the first word that KIKO uttered?  As I remember it right, he could baby talk as early as four months old.  The sound of his voice was seemingly making a lot of sense already. Check out this post.

Now at 2 years and 10 months old, he hardly speaks clear yet but we somehow comprehend the words he uttered first then realized later what he meant.

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Is he talking to someone on the phone?

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Nothing he said made sense  :(

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He's making an ACT

We don't tolerate him saying baby talk. We speak to him with straight words. He's just a natural joker.  Toddlers like KIKO may start to experiment words and their modulations.  There are times that he may shout or even cry if I don't understand any word he says. It's a normal reaction. He can tell a story though "paputol-putol" with matching INHALE-EXHALE... but his version is quite understandable. He can't pronounce letter "R" that perfect but he practically knew every letter in the alphabet. 

I even documented some of his wild ( not wide yet ) vocabulary...

KU-DAYBO - can be plus (+) or minus (-) ; it depends on the type of screw
DILA - not one, not three but  (tagalog of two)
PAY-PAYS - meron nito sa jollibee at mcdo
KOLOS - can be yellow, blue, orange, etc.
DILANG - wait a minute...
NOG - kung nakaMUTE, wala nito
TI-KYU - salamat!
SO-YI - patawad...
JA-BI - hindi sya si McDO
KI-TAP - pwedeng UFC o kaya PAPA : can be tomato or banana
MIKSO - use for mixing cement
PAYDO - has eight legs and can make a web
KAYENS - name of his fave "away-bati" playmate cousin-CLARENCE
I-PA - some more
MIYON - there is
mama says : computer is not working. there's no power.
kiko says : no mama! MIYON!
SIMING - super love nila ito gawin sa kiddie pool ni Kayens
OPLEYN - hindi helicopter pero lumilipad din
HOTEY TU-YU - HBD to you !
U-AN - chair; salumpuwit
AKOT - yung may lactobacilli shirota strain
TITAY - ang paborito nyang stuffed toy na c tikoy
LAWEH' - bulaklak na d ko alam kung silent "f" o "r" o slang ang pagpronounce nya
KOLUMBUK - bumili kmi nyan kahapon sa NBS pati crayons, color pencils, etc
ATOYAN - this is the one
LI-PE'S - tsinelas
TIKA - ako "TIKA" ikaw... gets mo?
TATAS - gatas obvious po ba?
WA-TOS - tubig lng po... gnawa nyang plural ;p
A-TSI - tsaa na malamig
LAYLO - pronounce as lie-lo ; chocolate drink ; hindi sya ovaltine
TU'BASH - yung nililagyan po ng tu'paste
PASTITAP - parade sa pasig pag December (Paskotitap)
A'KIM - masarap at malamig na ice cream
INGGI BOD - laro tungkol sa galit na ibon; sikat na computer game 

Aside from being familiar with the letters, he can now write a few such as A. Just watch this.

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And I'm sure, by the time he turns 3, KIKO will be a more sophisticated and hopefully smart talker. Maybe, he'll be able to carry on a sustained conversation and adjust his tone, speech patterns, and vocabulary to fit the person he's talking to in a particular situation.

By now, other adults, including strangers, should be able to understand almost everything he says, which means I won't have to do as much translating. He may even be a pro at saying his first and last name and his age — and will readily oblige when asked.


16 comments:

  1. Ang cute ng mga baby talks...;)

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  2. kids shud b treat as like adults sometime as well. the can be great kids in the future they absorb a lot of things very easily!! xx

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  3. Smart boy, your Kiko is! He's a fast learner. My niece actually started to talk much clearer when she turned 3. =)

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  4. teach a child the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from :)

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  5. Hahaha... The baby words are so cute.

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  6. PAY-PAYS = French fries???
    How adorable! <3 <3
    I love babies!:3

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  7. enjoy his childhood because it will be over before you know it...heheh.

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  8. atatawa aman atu ta baby tok nya. di na tuloy atu runong mansalita. hahaha

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  9. Ang galing ng baby talk! You should compile it and keep it so when he grows up he'll have fun looking back on these. :)

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  10. it's tempting to babytalk to kids but you're right, it's better to talk to them like adults. funny that one of his first words is screwdriver :))

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  11. Babies these days are really smart now. I don't do baby-talk on my 11-month old daughter yet she understands every word I say. ^_^

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  12. katuwa naman to! documented lahat!!! love ko vocabulary list mo! hehehe.. palaisipan!

    talino kiko!!!

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  13. naman nakakabilib! Precious moments! Buti na capture mo lahat! Matutuwa si Kiko pag nakita niya lahat ng yan pag malaki na siya!

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  14. Eto ung hinihintay kong time for my lil boy. Yung nagsasalita na siya :3 ilang months na siya? :)

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  15. trust me. They grow up way too fast.

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  16. time runs fast...later on, you'll blog, then a toddler, now a boy...

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