in addition to wearing do-rags and playing with baby dolls, one of EBN’s favorite activities is identifying her letters. obviously, ABN is fully responsible for this – he downloaded a number of different apps and when given access to the ipad or phone, you can find her listening to songs that make the letter sounds, or
memorizing sounding out 3 letter words. this is not advanced – this is just what happens when your dad is ABN, or so i’ve been told.
anyway, in an effort to do something a bit more…me, i suggested that we do project that involved matching sounds with words that we know – but with paper and string and tape rather than pixels. first she looked at me quizzically but when i took out the often off-limits markers – she jumped at the opportunity to get down and dirty.
the project went a little something like this: EBN was given a large A and a large B to color in, while i drew pictures of nouns that started with either an A or a B. B was easy – baseball, bagel, bus, broccoli. A – not so much. i got ant and apple but then basically drew a blank. after wracking my brain i added arrow and art (depicted with a paintbrush and paint blotter – she had no clue) and acorn. i also attempted to draw an alligator but that proved beyond my abilities .
she then got to work identifying the pictures and matching them with the letter that the word started with. there was tape and yarn involved and a good time was had by all.
this morning, over breakfast, she showed off her hard work to ABN, proudly identifying the letters, and the words – just like on her ipad game. a-a-apple. b-b-bat. it was all well and good until we she got to a-a-glasses! turns out, i need a bit more practice drawing an ant.
thank goodness she’s going to preschool next year. i think i’ve reached my limit.Read More