I am so excited about Noah's recent progress in "school". I started doing pre-school work with him about the time the older boys started in school, so he's been working for about 6 weeks now.
And he's learned about 15 letters!
I had to come up with some new memory tricks for Noah. So I thought I'd share what I do for each letter.
A: "Up, down, and across! Hooray for A!" Fist in the air.
B: The two loops are bees wings. Bzzzzz...says the bee!
C: "See, it has it's mouth open!"
D: "DaDEE has a big tummy!" (Brian loves this one)
E: As we count the lines going out, "One, two, threeeee....Eeeeee!"
F: This was tricky. I told him it looks like a Fffflag. And then made up a little ditty. "F is for Flag. Funny, funny flag" Stress the F sound.
G: Not yet
H: He just picked this one up on his own.
I: Not yet
J: Not yet
K: Not yet
L: Lllllick. This one has his tongue out!
M: Mmman climbs a Mmmmountain. We trace the mountains with his finger.
N: Up (Voice goes up), down (voice goes down), up (voice up again). "N,n,n,n,n" (Come down a 5 note scale). It worked.
O: Make lips round like an O. This one's pretty obvious
P: Not yet
Q: Look, it has a tail! It's so CUte!!
R: Not yet
S: Sssss says the ssssnake. And it looks like a snake, too.
T: This one's really bizarre, but I only had to tell him once; See the bridge, and a ttttiger is walking across. And you know what he's drinking? T!
U: YOU could sit inside of it!
V: Not yet
W: Not yet
X: Follow with finger and say, "X it out!"
Y: Not yet
Z: Follow with finger and say, "Zzzzip up the Z!"
He has a lot of fun going through these and after a few days of getting through all the ones he knows, I'll add one or two more.
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