Letter of the week: L

Letter of the week: L

This week was so fun, because Brielle picked up on it so fast, and loved to see what all we could come up with to represent the letter.

Lion was the first thing that popped in my head, and knowing that we were going to the zoo, I knew she would actually see one.  She loves to go “rawr” with her hands when she says lion, so precious. I am so excited she got to see such a beautiful animal and she is so funny because she goes “big oscar” which is our cat, kind of hilarious! I was like yes, you’re right.

Love is another major thing I wanted to make sure that started with the letter L.  Love is such a beautiful thing and we love to show Brielle love all the time, and she now says “I love you so much” with her cute smooches and arms wide open..beyond precious.

Laughing is also another thing that we do often, and lately she has become quite the comedian! I love it because she is quite funny for her age, and I love that she makes me laugh by doing the silliest things.  One of things she loves doing is giving me “the look” which I assume she I gave her quite a few times as she has gotten older, and she will give it to me just to make me laugh (which works every time) and I love it.  Laughing is so good for the soul.

When it came to signing the letter, she definitely had to learn to practice some good hand eye coordination.  When she got it, she became SO happy and kept signing the letter L, we were very proud parents.

This week was FUN and I hope that next week can be the same. 🙂

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Signing L!
Signing L!
Lion
Lion
RAWR
RAWR
My look, and her laughing! lol
My look, and her laughing! lol

Letter of the week: K!

Letter of the week: K!

This letter was pretty difficult for Brielle to understand, until she actually got to do it.  K does that stand for a lot of things that a toddler would understand, so coming up with ideas was particularly interesting this week.

Kite was one of the first things that came to my mind, and I am so glad that my parents had recently bought her one and were planning on using it this week! She absolutely loved it, even though my parents did say that the wind got pretty strong and was blowing her and the kite into a different direction.

Kitten was also another word I knew she would know.  She LOVES cats, especially ours, so kitten was not a hard concept for her to understand. It’s funny just describing that “kittens are just cats when they are babies”, I definitely got a “huh” from Brielle a few times before she understood!

Kiss was a GREAT representation of the letter, and since she absolutely LOVES to do it, I figured this would be great for her learning the letter K! She will kiss a stranger, a baby just looking at, practically anyone she feels the need to, and it’s adorable.  As much as I don’t like her kissing absolutely strangers kids, I think about how precious it is that she is loving on someone she does not know. Oh, how things change once they grow up.

This week was fun and I have a few cute pictures to represent the week! L will definitely be something to look forward to, since we are going to the ZOO! Stay tuned…:)

K!
K!
tracing and coloring
tracing and coloring
K!
K!
signing K!
signing K!

 

kite!
kite!

Letter of the week: J!

Letter of the week: J!

This week was a fun week in general, because my parents actually took her to the beach and she got to see in person what she was learning, which is always an added bonus to the week!!

Jellyfish was pretty much an easy way to start the week of J is for… and jellyfish is the first thing that came to my mind, and of course after a little while, the first thing that came to hers.  Brielle loves seeing all the different types of jellyfish in her books, in games, and in pictures I was showing her.  The added plus was that she got to see some amazing looking ones at the beach with Nana and Papa! 🙂

Jumping is also one of her favorite things to do.  I swear, if we had a trampoline, she would probably live on it.   Jumping/dancing all day is what she loves so she definitely got a lot of jumping in for the week!

Jelly is also something that we have not really given Brielle much of in general, well because we don’t eat a lot of it at our house.  So bringing out the jelly and letting her play with it,and put it on a bagel, bread, rolls, etc she loved it, and actually loved the taste as well (which I was very surprised!).

We also colored, traced, played with the magnets, and she loved every minute of learning this letter and she picked up on it so quickly! Yay for the letter J!

Jellyfish at the beach
Jellyfish at the beach
letters in the puzzle
letters in the puzzle
Big J little j
Big J little j
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
tracing J
tracing J

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J!
J!

The letter of the week: E

The letter of the week: E

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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 :).

Egg!
Egg!
Elephant
Elephant
Easter time!
Easter time!
Ear
Ear
eyes
eyes
E!
E!