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Sunday, January 4, 2009
One of E's favorite toys are the giant foam letters pictured below. She started playing with them about two weeks before Christmas. At that point I only gave her the letters in her name-hoping she would at least learn the E. Alas, she found the rest stashed in the computer room and broke them out. Ever since she has been running around with all of her ABC's. O is one of her favorite letters-most likely because she loves to eat o's. At this point she can identify about half of the uppercase letters by name. She grabs the letters and runs around saying their name...it is really very cute. She can also identify some letters in ASL- which I guess she has picked up from singing and signing the ABC's. To Eliza learning her letters is purely play which I think is amazing. I do play games with the letters as well. She enjoys playing, "Hide the "B"" I hide the letter and then sign, "Where is the "B"?" and she scurries off to find the letter. Sometimes she tries to hide the letters for me too!