the name game continues

November 16, 2009 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Yesterday Echo asked if she could spell some names with magnets. We helped her by calling out which letters came next in Echo, Mom, Papa, and Xideka. She enjoyed seeing the names all lined up and then pretty quickly scrambled the letters all over the place. Tonight I glanced up while cooking dinner and she had reassembled them as best she could.

It’s amazing how strong the desire to learn is. You never know what a kid is absorbing or when exactly they are absorbing it. These letter magnets have been around our house forever and only now do they stand out as something of interest to Echo. It turns out, making names is fun for her. Perhaps if we parents can just get enough out of the way, if we can stop ourselves from distracting her with our evaluations or even enthusiasm, Echo will continue to think of spelling as a game just like any other.



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