Meagan's vocabulary has grown from being around the dancing. She learns lots of rhythm words, and lots of descriptive words when the girls talk about kicking higher, or going faster. She has even learned new words like "pretty" or "sparkle" and lots of her colors from all the gorgeous costumes and hair pieces the girls wear to compete. It is so sweet to watch her with the dancers being so gentle and examining every part of the dress taking in all the beautiful colors and textures of each costume.
A more "practical" skill we have noticed lately has suddenly taken off and in large part, I am realizing it has to do with the dance classes. In most classes, the girls are counted off by saying "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, off you go!" Meagan started trying to repeat this a few months ago by saying in her own way "fiiiii (5), siiiiii (6), sevnnnn (7), off you go!" It was the first time we have really heard her start to "count" or even say numbers or repeat them in order. As the months have gone by and Meagan has sat through countless classes, competitions and shows, Meagan picked up more and more numbers and would say them more clearly each time.
One day while driving in the car, we hear from the back seat "Daddy, count!" Meagan then proceeded to start at 1 and would say every other number with Brian filling in the gaps. She almost made it to 16 before pausing and going back to 1. We were astounded. We didn't know that she had soaked this up so I asked her to do it again. And she did! Below is the video from that day: