First off, let me take a moment to admire my photography skills here. This was NOT taken in Auto. I have started taking private lessons from a local photographer. I have a long way to go, but finally, finally it is all starting to come together. I have read books, taken two different group classes, I have a fancy ass camera, and still I relied on Auto. But things are a changing!
Ok, so now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you about Penelope and her ABC’s. I know I am partial, but the girl is a genius. I am hoping that she got the best of both worlds, from her father and I. I am emotionally and creatively very smart, I read fast and write well. Her Papa is an engineer, the kind that can do ridiculous math equations. In his head. I am not sure if she is ahead of the curve to be honest, but it sure feels like it. She talks up a storm and knows every single letter of the Alphabet. She can pick any letter out of a pile and say, P! And then puts it the correct spot. When they are all in, we will sing the alphabet song and I point to each letter as I sing. She also likes me to make words with the letters.
We got this ABC puzzle at a garage sale for $1 and it is one of her favorite toys. She will mimic how we played together by herself. She will put them all in their spots and then line them up and pretend to make words.
We also have an Elmo Etch-a-Sketch and she loves to tell me what words to write. So we go down a long list of three and four letter words (Cat, Mama, etc) and I write them on the board. Then I will pick a word to write and she will tell me what it says. Basically reading. She also likes to play this game when we are painting.
I am thinking about revamping her playroom and I would like to do this on one of the walls. I would like to attach them to the wall via velcro or something else that is easily removable/attachable. I would like her to start using the letters to making her own words. I don’t want to be a psycho tiger mom forcing her 2 year old to learn how to read, but she really enjoys letter play, so I want to go along with it and encourage it.
How did you teach your little one’s their ABC’s? And p.s. thanks for letting me brag for a moment. 🙂