This week definitely felt like it went by faster than normal! When I started teaching Brielle this letter this week, I started to think “what in the world are we going to do with our time during the mornings when we are done learning the alphabet.” I just want to cherish these next two weeks of learning the final two letters! 🙂
When I was thinking of what we needed to best learn this letter of the week, we were at the mall and I found these little musical instruments for toddlers/little girls for only $10! It was a great deal and brings us to our first example of the week, xylophone! I love the little xylophone that came with the instruments and Brielle actually LOVES it too! She loves to create different music and sounds and of course try to dance with them any time she can! “x is for xylophone” is something that she picked up rather quickly on, and she can actually say xylophone pretty good, which took me years to say it correctly!
Of course when it comes to giving examples for the letter x, there really is only two that start with the letter. (xylophone and x-ray). It really is quite hard to explain to a two year old what an x-ray is, when she has never gotten one before. I tried my best to remember that I am talking to a 2 year old and after teaching her, I always try to ask her a repeat question of the day’s lesson just to make sure she retained some of it, and after teaching her this, she said “where they look at people’s bones”. It is interesting how much this little girl knows and can remember, because I honestly have never gotten an x-ray for anything(knock on wood), so I have just been a witness to them, and I just want her to be as knowledgeable as possible if she ever has to encounter one.
I usually try to give three examples each week, when teaching her a new letter, but the other examples that I could think of didn’t start with the letter x, the just contained them in the word and I didn’t want her to get confused. So, this week was just two examples and I must say, that I asked her today “x is for..?” and she said “xylophone!” with such excitement and then said “let me show you”,which then proceeded her to find her little toy instrument and play some music for me. So precious! Can she stay two forever? (Ok, minus the tantrums, LOL!)
Here are a few examples of the week: