Monday, March 11, 2019

My letter!

For Christmas, I picked out this cute wooden alphabet puzzle for Isaac. We sat on the floor and played it together a few times -- taking turns putting the letters in place as I told Isaac what they were. I'd pause on the letter "I" to say "I for Isaac!" and B to say "B for Brough!"  Sometime in those first few weeks after he'd gotten this, we were singing our "B for Brough" family song and Isaac hopped up and ran out of the front room "I'll get it!" A few minutes later, he came back with the little orange letter B from the puzzle -- "I got it! My letter!"

It has been so fun to watch in the last several weeks as he has continued to be so excited when he spots one of his letters in a book or written on a note or in a picture... and often he'll even go back to his puzzle to find the match - I love it.

Also, his favorite song his the ABC's (which he can almost sing with some help). His latest version on his own goes (on repeat) something like "A-B-C-D-E-F-ee-G Next time won't you sing with me my A-B-C-D-E...

I think watching the kids learning about letters and learning to read has been just one of the most delightful things to watch - with all the kids. Porter is reading more and more and it is always such a fun surprise when I'm working on the computer or something and he'll peak over my shoulder and start to read along! I sure love these learning about letters and learning to read stages.