This was probably the hardest week of them all. I tried a lot of things to get her to understand the letter, and she just was not picking it up. I am thinking this will definitely be a letter that we go back and work on once we have completed the alphabet.
One of her favorite animals to see on T.V is the elephant (Barney even sings this song called eeelllephanttt) and she even does the dance and raises her legs to walk like an elephant walks, so I assumed saying “E for Elephant” would work so easily with her. Well, I was wrong. While she did do the dance every.single.time I mentioned the word Elephant, she just didn’t quite pick it up.
Eating is also one of her favorite things to do. Well, eating only a select few, but I thought ‘YES she loves to eat so she will definitely pick this up, even signing it would be great!’ well, again while she did pick it up for a couple of days, it definitely got placed in her short term memory-not the long-term.
She also loves to point to people’s eyes and ears, so I gave her the example that E is for.. ears and eyes, but she looked cute doing it, but again it just didn’t stick.
I am kind of glad that this week didn’t really work well, so I could look further into the ways I am teaching, and just try something new for her. She did pretty good at tracing the letter, even though every time I would ask her “what letter are you tracing” she would “D for cog”. lol! so precious.
Learning the alphabet is definitely fun for the both of us, to just have “us” time and really focus on certain things. I think she is a great sponge right now, and I love not only teaching her letters, but practically anything I can right now! Even though she has started stuttering about a month ago, it seems like she does it when she is thinking of putting a lot of words together at once, and she just can’t get it out. Patience is the key.
Can’t wait for letter F, since fishing with her daddy has definitely become a weekly thing for our household now :).