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Sausagebottom Tue 21-Aug-18 14:39:35

This is a bit of a strange post, I know! My DD (nearly 2) has been regularly naming objects and things in books / on TV after family members. This has been for the past 3 or 4 months
So for example, an Owl we saw on a birthday card was Daddy owl. The Witch from Room on the Broom is Grandma witch, the Dragon is Red Dragon/ Red Grandad Dragon. Nemo the fish is Mama Nemo. But she does this with almost every 'real' thing be that animal or human.
She also picks up inanimate objects and makes a big thing of it being Daddy's spoon (just a general teaspoon) or Mummy's leaf for example. I understand this part more as it's learning the possession of things and that not everything is hers but wondered if you'd consider the first point odd or if it's something other children did/ do

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beccii161016 Tue 21-Aug-18 16:11:28

I can't say I have any experience but I'd say it's exactly as you say, they're just learning about possession at this age and I know my little boy will point to things and say "Mummy's" or "Daddy's".

She's probably just extending it to everything as part of her learning. It's amazing how their little minds work at this age!

youlemming Tue 21-Aug-18 18:41:17

DD2 started giving people fruit names around the same age, I could be mango or mango juice, her sister strawberry and my sister banana.
It only lasted a couple of months but generally she has a very imaginative mind.

I'd just let it run its course.

Sausagebottom Wed 22-Aug-18 07:46:23

Wow, fruit names is brilliant grin
They can say such strange things at this age. And you're right Beccii it's amazing how their minds develop so much.

DD does get a bit obsessive about certain things, books and particular animals. I'm hoping this passes soon, I'm confused why I'm Nemo

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