We have been doing a little bit here and there with the letters of the alphabet since Damien was nine months old. Mostly with his munchkin travel flash cards, and mostly letter sounds not letter names.
About a week ago I started showing him some foam alphabet letters during diaper changes or potty sessions. Worked fabulously in keeping his hands busy and, y’know, out of his pants.
He has been a long-time enthusiast, for sure. Every time we got near the changing table he would start grunting out some random letter sound, usually “/b/” or “/h/”. At the zoo the other day he saw an alligator, which is part of his munchkin cards, and started saying “Ah! Ah! Ah!”
Today, after a week of playing with the letters A-F every day, I held up two letters and asked him, for example, “Where is /b/?” He chose the correct letter every time! Then I tried to get a video. Ha. This was the best I could get.
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“…Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them…”
2 Samuel 24:12
Damien is 12 months, 1 week old