Isn't language development the coolest? In case you aren't there yet with your little ones, it is.
This happened several months ago when my little one was starting to pick up words.
One day I decide to take him to a park that has actual, real ducks in a pond for him to see.
So we go.
In the parking lot he sees a huge crow.
He is new at this so I'm not going to say, "No. That is a crow. Duh." so I let him down really easy.
I give some positive feedback and help connect those wires in his brain.
We keep walking.
At the entrance we see a robin sitting on the fence.
Inside the park, there is a bird feeder with some generic brown birds. I have no idea what these are. We call them "brown dumpy birds" in our family because they are everywhere and nondescript.
Finally, we arrive at the pond!
At first, he is looking the other way so he doesn't even see the miraculous ducks.
I hold my breath and wait for him to notice them. They are coming out of the water towards us, hoping we have food.
Any moment he will gleefully exclaim "Duck!" and I'll be able to answer "Yes! You are right!" to him.
He identifies them.