This week was so fun, because like I have mentioned before, Brielle picks up on the unique letters way better than the more common letters.
We started out with the example that V stood for vulture! I think to myself why I started with that, and honestly I have no clue because Brielle has never seen a vulture or even really been shown a lot of pictures, so that was definitely a learning experience for her. When she saw the pictures and the video on youtube of one, she immediately said that it was “scary” and added her cute little “rawr” every time we mention “V is for vulture”.
The next day (coincidentally) mom traded in her truck for a van and it seemed to work out perfectly with our letter of the week! So anytime she would see a van that looked like “Nana’s van” she would say “look mommy V for van!” and it was so cute! I think she thought I was saying B a lot of the times instead of V, and had to teach her the difference with my pronunciation and the way we say both of the letters to show her the difference between the two. She also learned the sign for V (which is the number 2), so I think she somehow correlated that there was 2 of anything when I asked “How many letters do you see that looked like this? (and I would be signing the letter V) and would say 2, even if there were 5 letter V’s on the picture!” haha
The last word that we mainly focused on was vegetables. I think for her the word sounds so different because the v practically blends in with the word, that it took her a while to understand that “vegetables start with the letter v”. She has definitely become a great helper in the kitchen with chopping up vegetables (or pretending to be) or cutting up fruit, that I knew she would benefit a lot from one of those play kitchens since she already has so much pretend food in a grocery cart that she pushes around the house. I found a great one for only $30 and she would love to go around telling me all about her vegetables and what she was going to cook for me, and how she was going to mix them together to “make it delicious” which I am guessing she has probably heard us say a few times, lol! It’s so cute to watch your kids use their imagination for play.
Overall, learning this week went well, and she caught on rather quickly. We also traced, cut out the letter, colored pictures, read stories, practiced her alphabet book and once she found the letter she would get a sticker, played a game where she would have to circle “all the letter v’s on the page” and she loved it. She is so smart, and we are getting rather close to the end of the alphabet! I can’t believe it!!
Here are a few pictures from this week: