Practice

Woo knows how to write his letters, but he prefers not to. If he is in the mood, he will write his name, and maybe the initials of everyone else in the house, but it generally takes some coaching. He would much rather read letters in his books than write them. Now that he is in school, one of the things he is expected to work on are his letters, upper and lowercase. When school started, we told his teachers of his preferences, but trusted that they would encourage him in their own way. It seems that letters ARE much more interesting at school, and he appears to be doing well in writing.

We weren’t quite sure how well he was doing until Sunday morning, when he was left to his own devices while we slept. The lils have been waking really early each morning. Some days they drag one of us to their beds, some days they crawl into our bed, but most days they just play with each other. On this particular Sunday, Goose was snuggled between us, and I thought that Woo was in his room, reading a book.

I thought I stayed awake, but woke to the sound of excited and happy chatter about their new bean bag chairs, which had been purchased the day before. They chose their own, and both seemed to be in love with them. The first snippet of their conversation that I clearly remember hearing  was Woo saying “So now we won’t get them confused, because our names are on them!” Sure enough, they were.  The letters were perfectly formed, and the printing was very neat.  Guess all that practice is paying off.

Category: India, Lils, Parenting | 8 comments

  • Tamara says:

    Love the realization of how powerful literacy can be. Or the school has created a labeling machine :)

    • Lilbunnyrabbitz says:

      I can’t help but think that school has a hand in this, even though it has only been 2 weeks. I am not sure they know that he can write/spell/read yet… so it must just be them telling him to practice – he stepped it up all on his own!

  • Chantal says:

    so sweet. I love that they play together while you sleep. I am looking forward to reaching that milestone with the baby :)

    • Lilbunnyrabbitz says:

      Me too! It doesn’t always work out, and we have to ref at times, but he has figured out that bringing “baby” to Goose after he cuffs her stops the tears… that helps, I think!?

  • trace says:

    Well look at it this way… not only did it prove to you that he can print his letters, he basically diffused a potential bad situation before it occurred by identifying wich chair belong to who. He showed off his writing & analysing skills all at once…. could be worse… he could be writing on your stuff or others…
    How cute of him to show Goose the difference too…
    Oh… just wait… it gets better!!!


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