10.13.2008

A, B, C's

When Connor turned 2 last January I bought books about the alphabet and letters for the bathtub with the intention of helping him get his ABC's down. He was totally disinterested. I read the books over and over and pulled the tub toys out but he was never very into it. I tried singing the ABC song but he'd ask me to "Stop, please". What was I to do? I just inserted teaching moments when I could and guessed he could learn his ABC's in Preschool or Kindergarten. So imagine my surprise tonight when I passed by the bathroom as he was taking a bath and heard him singing the ABC song to himself! I peered into the bathroom and saw him arranging the letters on the tub and singing the song to himself over and over and over. A few letters were jarbled in there but for the most part he got them all. Um, okay. He must study by himself after he goes to bed.

6 comments:

Geoff and Janene said...

So cute! We are still learning our ABCs. That story reminds me how you used to joke that Connor was practicing crawling and walking in his crib. I guess he's a do it yourselfer. :)

Jill said...

Cambri absolutely refuses to learn anything that I try to teach her. So I bought that Letter Factory DVD by Leap Frog and magically she learned all of her letters and sounds.

TV--my kind of parenting.

Chelsea Monet said...

sometimes I wonder if the things i say and teach sink in, too. I think it does more than we realize. I just hope they remember the good, wise things I say and not the other 90%. :)

Katie Rod said...

So that's what they are doing when they won't go to sleep...

Marie Seavers said...

I love it! Jane's that way with some things. But even more so now that she's in Pre-School. I ask her what she did that day and then ask her to show me and she tells me, "You know how to do it mommy, I don't need to show you." Maybe that's why they don't like to perform for us. We already know how to do it =)

Kate said...

I used to have "school" every day with Noah, and yet there were so many things I taught him that he just didn't get. I wanted to give up- and for a while I did. And the same thing happened. One day it just clicked! I guess it should make sense, because I am the same way.