June 14, 2012

Nonstop Questioning Preschooler

How about a Charlie update. Oh where to begin? He’s four and a half and amazing, but you already know that. He’s also constantly on the move and pushing boundaries. I didn’t realize it would start so soon. 

Charlie can do lots of things. He can somersault, balance on one foot, hop on one foot, skip, run fast to impress others, break-dance, throw pretty well, tell right from left, count to 100 with some help, make up stories, write most letters and numbers, and write his name. Whew!

He knows our city and state, Gam Gam and Papa’s town, and Granddad and Granny’s state.

I see his imagination at work when he plays with an imaginary Katelin (his cousin) in his room or has an imaginary conversation with Granny/Granddad on the phone. He likes to pretend and play Store and Restaurant. 

He loves attention and entertaining others. Knock knock jokes are still a big hit, as well as his original joke creations.

His memory is just incredible. There’s nothing more to say about this. He remembers every.thing.

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?  (Dramatic reenactment of 30 seconds with Charlie.)

He likes to watch Billy the Exterminator (or “sterminator”) with Daddy and thinks it would be neat to get some spiked gloves like Billy.

He has recently shown more interest in PBS shows like Word World, Super Why, Sid the Science Kid, etc.

He’s working on telling time and days of the week.

He’s very passionate and has a bit of a temper. We’ve resorted to using an incentive chart to remind him to share, play nice, not yell, stay at the dinner table, brush teeth, get ready for bed, stay in his room at night, etc. It works most days.

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