2.20.2010

My baby can read...

...well, sort of. Gabe will be 2 years old in about 2 months, but for now I can say that my 1 year old knows the alphabet (for the most part). When I ask him each letter he has gotten them all correct at least a couple of times, but he continues to insist that "W" doesn't exist and that it is just an "M" upside down. He also often confuses V for Y and F for E, I'm assuming because they look so similar. And he has trouble saying the letters S and X, but he can identify them if I ask him to point to each letter. Also he pronounces Z as "zen," which I feel is a very fitting description for his aptitude for letters as he is so very enlightened in my humble opinion.

What's funny to me, is that Gabe just seems to enjoy letters. I did not make any attempt to teach him his letters - get this - he learned them from watching TV! So to all those out there who believe TV rots children's brains, I say fooey to that claim! Sure, Gabe may be the exception, and by that I mean probably not every kid will just naturally pick up learning the alphabet just by watching TV, but he did and I'm proud of him. And I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that the only shows he watches are PBS shows such as Word Girl, Word World, Super Why!, Martha Speaks and Sesame Street, with the exception of Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which is also educational. He doesn't seem as interested in learning numbers, but I bet that would change if there were fun TV shows about numbers, but let's face it, numbers are boring!



1 comment:

Katelyn said...

i like how hannah is lurking in the background. its funny.

-katelyn