As a mom who works full-time, the highlight of my day is the time in the evening that I get to spend with my son. In the small amount of time that we have to spend together (where we are not getting dinner, eating or going through our betime ritual) I like to take some of the playtime to work on verbal skills, colors, numbers, etc.
Case in point: Tonight we were going through our colors book and as we would learn about a color, I would try to get him to find an object in the room that was the same color. Unfortunately he did not seem very interested in the activity and was looking for anything else laying around to keep him entertained. Example: Instead of noting that the light up pumpkin was orange, he would rather try to unplug it from the outlet.
Other moms have kids who can say words like “button” and “shoe”. Meanwhile, my little guy is more content to try to figure out how to latch the buckles on his high chair. Is this normal 14th month old behavior for a boy or am I just being an overanxious mom when it comes to “teachable moments”?
Please share your thoughts and advice!