Grace has known for a year or more that her name is spelled G-R-A-C-E. She has been able to recognize that combination of letters where ever they were written, and she knows the word if you spell it out loud.
I just realized this week, however, that Grace doesn’t recognize the letter R, the letter A, or the letter E when she sees them outside of her name.
She recognizes most of the letters by sight, so I was really surprised that she didn’t know those three. They’re sorta important, you know?
To try to help her with the letters she doesn’t know, we’ve started working on a Letter of the Week. We started with A.
Not for any reason in particular. A just seemed like a good starting point.
Our first A-related activity was the alligator A from Alphabet Crafts by No Time for Flash Cards. It was fun for Grace to put together. Allie writes often that it’s important to keep the learning fun and not stressful, so we colored and played and made the alligator.
I asked Grace if she wanted to show it to her father.
Yes! she said, glowing with pride.
“What letter is it, honey?” I asked, just to make sure.
A for crocodile! she responded, still incredibly proud of herself.
“A for alligator?” I corrected, gently.
No, Momma! We made a crocodile for the letter A! she insisted.
You win some, you lose some. We’ll try another A activity later in the week.
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