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A Story and Some Pictures - Amanda Magee
Hanging out with Briar has changed so much in the past month. Everything is so interactive since she has become such a sponge. Sean will sit on the couch with her and say, “Can you say “nana”? “uhnana,” she responds. “Can you say “grandma”? “amma,” she chirps. “Can you say “Ella”? “ula-ula-ula-la-la-la-ula!” she exclaims. Every once in a while he or I will slip in a word she’s never said and she’ll be totally game and give it a whirl. It’s inspiring. Again, learning from a child how to let go of fear and hesitation, just do it. Experience it. Have fun. And watching her learn the power of language is amazing. You can see the little wheels turning as she says something and…