Following are a list of the notable achievements Lucy accomplished in her second year. Most of these were logged at 30 months of age, or about 2 1/2 years old.
2 Year Old Gifted Child Milestones
- Reading 4-6 word sentences with ease with no formal instruction
- Sounds out words like McDonalds using syllables “Mc” “Don” “alds!” and repeats, “McDonalds!”
- Reads almost everything at grocery store
- Seems to play well with older children (4-5) at the park.
- Learned to read the 50 states and all of their capitals in a few weeks
- Reads street signs constantly, “That says Cave Creek Mommy!!” Interestingly, she will continue to repeat herself until I or whomever she is talking with responds. I now know that this was an attempt to get constant feedback for her achievements!
- Learning to read countries
- Continuation of word puns – “Gram” for Grandma, “Furb” for Furby, “Mompy” or “Mompit” for Mom, “Dat” for Dad (these two have been out of use for awhile, she was doing these before 2 years), or “tard” for Leotard.
- Humorous in funny ways, I ask, “Are you mommy’s little girl?” and the response is “No.. I’m mommy’s little boy” with a smirk/laugh
- Regularly uses complex sentences, “I need to go to the store and get doughnuts”
- Enjoys playing early board games
- Still extremely energetic
- Teases mom and others with semi-negative comments, “I don’t like mommy” and then runs over and says, “Ohhhh, not nice” and kisses me without prompting.
- Always concerned about us being angry if we are even the slightest bit “off” in our tone, “You’re not angry?!”
- Counts to 40 or 50 – haven’t worked on this really, but likes to count things around her or on her fingers
- Seeks out ANYTHING with written words and always asks, “What does that word say” when she doesn’t know