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Words Zoe can say

Zoe has undergone a vocabulary explosion in the last weeks, and she now says:


Hello (which comes out “hewwo!” – hilarious)



Daddy (also daddo, dada)

Grandma- “Ama”

KyKy- her cousin, who she adores





Dog (although she usually doesn’t say it, she usually makes a blowing motion, which is her version of “ruff ruff”)

Raisin (“raiseee”)

Carrot (I can’t write the pronunciation because I can’t actually remember right now how she says it, but its consistent)


Cheese, please, keys, (which all sound very similar)

Purple (this one is actually amazingly well ennunciated)

Blue (“goo” or “Boo”, depending on the day)

Yellow (“ello”

George (“gorge”) as in Curious George





necklace (that one’s new today)

Jack (her little friend, also new today)

Bubbles (also very clearly ennunciated)

Coat, cold, clothes (all sound somewhat like “Cou” but have slight differences)

Minnie Mouse (“Mee Mou.. sss”)

Ernie- “ermie”


That way (always said emphatically- “AT WAY!”)




Stinky (She loves to run up to things, like walls or windows or garage doors and yell “Tinky!” and crack up)

Up (means up, or out, as in, get me out of here)

Breakfast (“Brefass”, means cereal or, in the morning means, I want to leave my room and go out in the living room)

Water (“Wawa”)




Banana (I can’t even begin to write how she says this, but it’s hilarious)



Bus – Sometimes this is also signified by moving her arms around to indicate the wheels on the bus

Beep- Sometimes she says it, sometimes she does the horn sign from the wheels on the bus song. Her usage of the word usually indicates an alarm of some kind that she hears.

Tickle- “ticka ticka”

Meow- “neeowww”


Thank you



Glasses (“gasses”)

Then there are the “Zoe language” words, sounds that either bear no resemblance to the word she means, but are consistent; or motions, like sign language.

Monkey- “E, e, e” like the sound a monkey makes

Lion – a lion’s roar

Snake- “Ssss”

Frog- a big ribbitty kind of sound, except if it was done by someone who couldn’t say ribbitt
Alphabet- “Eeees”. When you ask her to say the alphabet, it goes something like “E,o, e, o, s, o ,e, o” so Eees means alphabet. It also specifically means she wants to listen to the They Might Be Giants Here Come the ABC’s CD.
Pirates, and/ or Backyardigans- “Arrr!” Any Backyardigan’s item or show is designated by the “Arr!” sound, as they have a pirate song that she loves. It’s highly amusing when she uses the sound to indicate the Backyardigan’s super spy book she has. Because apparently spies are also pirates.

Train- “Choo choo”

Stars- wiggles her hands above her head

Airplane- points up, sometimes in conjunction with the word “Daddy!”. (B went on a trip and when she would ask for him I would remind her he went on an airplane- it was easier than explaining the concept of Texas- and now she thinks he rides around on planes all day.)

Phone- “hewwo!” or hello

Sleep- a snoring sound, accompanied by a tilt of the head. This never means that she wants to sleep, but rather that she wants B to go lay down and pretend to sleep so that she can “wake him up” and he’ll chase and tickle her
Other random accomplishments/developments:

Even though she can only say blue and purple, she can pretty consistently point out all the different colors.

She can point out the letters “O”, “e” and “s”, and say their names. (All she needs is Z and she’s got her name down!)

As we’ve been reading the last couple days, I’ll leave words out of the sentence that I know she can pronounce to see if she remembers how the books go, and she’s been blowing me away. Some of the words she’s getting from the pictures, but most she’s remembering. Yay!

She’s throwing and kicking balls with much more dexterity than she previously had been.

When we’re outside, she notices cats, dogs, and birds- sometimes indicating that she hears, rather than sees, the birds. She likes to watch ants, and is skittish of rolypoly bugs. She loves pointing out airplanes and trains when she hears/sees them.

She’s figured out how to use the key fob to open the gates around the apartment building (when she can reach the sensor), but she hasn’t yet figured out how to get to the gate quick enough to actually open it.

She just started putting a possessive S on words, indicating something is momma’s or daddy’s. The s comes after a pause and is very deliberate, and therefore, very funny.

She also referred to herself as “me” today. She still can’t say Zoe, but Z is a hard letter to say!

I think that’s it for now. I’m sure there will be more tomorrow!

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