Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Somebody wants to learn the alphabet...


I haven't written a lot about Seth and his development on here lately, probably much to the chagrin of about 6 people. =) But I thought I'd mention that he's recently developed a real interest in learning his alphabet. Colors... fugeddaboutit. Numbers... nah. But the alphabet? Now that's exciting! =) (Ok, well, he is learning colors and some numbers, and he can say them, but they don't hold his attention nearly as long).

Whenever he gets up from his naps or in the morning, I sit down with him in the rocking chair for a minute to unzip his sleep sack (the one he'll be in until he's 12 because he's addicted to it). He sucks it and his thumb, and he begs for the "C book" or "B book." This is the Dr. Suess ABC book, and it has the three letters on the cover really large, so he just calls it whatever letter he's feelin' that day.

For the past couple of weeks, we've been reading this book at least 4 times a day. He wants to point at the letter and tell it to me on each page. I wonder how long this phase will last...

But today I thought, you know, he really likes stickers, and he wants to learn his alphabet. I wonder if he'd be into a sticker book? He's my first, see, and I just haven't been that aware when he's more ready to move onto the next step than I am. =) So today we went down to the new local Dollar Tree (since they have Nature's Own Whole Wheat Bread for yep, $1.00, and I wanted to load up the freezer), and we got the My First ABC sticker book. He LOVES it! I'm excited about this new discovery.

2 comments:

Rina said...

My firstborn really loved letters, too. During nap time she would sleep with a Leap Frog toy that said the letters when she pressed a button. You could also place it on different settings and it would teach the letter sounds, as well. She taught herself her alphabet (sounds and letters) before she was two years old with that thing! I bet your son will learn his letters quickly, too - especially with all the fun he's having with those stickers! :)

NotTheMama said...

Kids pick up on the alphabet so quickly!! I've been meaning to comment and tell you how big he's looking!! When I first found your blog, he was still a baby... Now he is looking like a big boy!!! ;) Handsome little dude!