Friday, September 30, 2011

Learning the ABC's

Lilly knows her ABC's, but like most 3 year olds, she has a few mix ups when she sings it.  Today, during our "school" time, we were able to clear those up a little bit.  Here are the ABC's how my daughter says it:


During our lesson, I would dot out each letter on the white board and she would trace the dots.  Then, she would sing the alphabet song to tell me which letter came next.  I wish I had a camera for the time when she got to N and I said no, "M".  It was priceless, I guess she thought I was teasing her or something because she paused for a long time.  I finally wrote at the bottom of the white board L M N O P and every time she sang the song to figure out which letter came next, I would point to the letters during that part. 

We got to the end of the alphabet and after Y she said N was next.  Then, she thought and said, "We already did N."  I had to explain to her that it wasn't N it was "and".  To which she replied, "what letter is "and"?"  So, I went through a long explanation telling her that "and" was a word and not a letter. 

In the end, I think she got it, but I do believe she has been saying it that way for so long that it will take some time to retrain her brain. :)

1 comment:

  1. It's fun to see them learn! isn't it? And the way they think! Sometimes it's so "clear" that even their "mistakes" make sense ;)