Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Learning Letters

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For Christmas, my mom gave Abigail the Leap Frog letter system for the refrigerator. Although I was sure it was too advanced for her, I put it up for her to explore. She would stick the letters in and push it to hear a song. One evening, we went to Applebee's for dinner. She pointed to the A on the napkin and said "A." I thought it must be a coincidence but after a few tests, I quickly figured out that she had learned the letter A. Well, I figured if she can learn an A, she could probably learn other letters. So, the teacher in me went and bought some letter flashcards. Quickly, she has learned A, B, E, S, O, M and Z. I know it's a random bunch, but that's the way it goes. She often asks now to do her letters and is loving trying to find the letters she knows on signs. I'm trying to keep it a self-motivated adventure for her. I caught it on video when she wasn't quite as motivated, but it's fun to see here what she does know.

She has also begun singing along with the alphabet song, although it comes out as mostly a bunch of B's, D's and E's. It's pretty cute to hear her try and sign along. She's also trying to sing along to "Happy Birthday," "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," and "Ho, Ho, Ho Hosanna..."


HopeE said...

We LOVE the Leap Frog letters! They are a fixture in our house ... and taught Gideon the alphabet a good year before Ellie had learned!

Watergirl said...

Cute video of Abby with the learning letters =)