Monday, February 27, 2012

How to form letters

We went to Rhode Island, to visit my family. Fritz went to sunny San Diego, which, it turns out, is not as sunny as Denver, but more like 'hazy.'

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Poor Fritz. Perhaps scuba-diving will make up for missing Denver's sun and Rhode Island's indoor sand sculpture at the Garden Show.

In Rhode Island, Noah got a healthy dose of time with grandma, a reading specialist. His week was filled with letters and sounds and books and words.

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I asked my mother for a little bit of help in telling Noah how to write his letters. For example, what can I say to help Noah make letters when he asks, "Mommy, how do I make a 'g'?"

tropria = airport  (This is a map.)
Now, OF COURSE, I can draw 'g' in the air with my hand or come over and help him. But sometimes my hands are full or busy or occupied, so I wanted verbal cues. She gave me her list of 'verbal pathways' and I posted them over here, along with some additional information that she gave me.

Maybe you'll find it helpful, too.

1 comment:

Pregnantly Plump said...

I like the letter to plants. It's great to have a mom who can help with things like that. I'm terrible at talking Little Elvis through anything.