Mia is now 15 months old.

She’s certainly beginning to understand a lot more words in the past few weeks.

It’s funny because I feel she understands more words in Russian, and Sasha thinks Mia’s understanding of English is far greater.

Different perceptions I suppose, but hopefully the video below will prove my point 🙂 

Mia’s starting to show more interest in looking at books. She often picks one up, hands it to me, and puts her arms up in the air to be picked up so I can read it to her on my lap 🙂

Anyway here’s an updated word list (not exhaustive but fairly accurate) and a video below (I’m continuing to talk to her in both English and Russian, while Sasha only speaks in Russian.

Also, as you can expect, although I’ve written the words Mia knows in English, in some cases she ONLY knows the word in English, sometimes also in Russian, and sometimes ONLY the word in Russian (the latter seems the most common at the moment).

EDIT – In the video I mix Russian and English in the same sentence. Can you spot it? I’m normally pretty good at avoiding this as I don’t want Mia to mix languages when she’s older. However, I don’t think she had the patience for another retake!

car
bird
cat
ball
cow
dog
doll
duck
ear
eye
fish
horse
nose
orange
pig
sheep
squirrel
tomato

banana
apple
butterfly
cloud
chicken
elephant
flower
frog
giraffe
lemon
monkey
sun
tiger
house

These are words Mia currently knows as of this month (some in Russian, some in English and some in both languages – she might know a few more, but I also expect she’ll forget some of them as well!)