B is for Ice Cream

April 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm 2 comments

Dig was running around earlier today saying “B is for Ice Cream, B B B!”
Okay, so he doesn’t have it exactly correct, but it’s a start. And after I told him that it’s “I”, he repeated it correctly.
Thanks to Auntie Dee, he has one of those Alphabet Trains. To be honest, I wasn’t so sure about it when he first received it – I tend to be against “toys that make noise”, preferring the old fashioned wooden blocks, little plastic army men, or just a piece of string and a stick. But… I must admit it has been a pretty good toy to have around.
The blocks from the toy get the most use in our house. Each block has a letter on one side and a corresponding picture on the other. I thought I was just helping pass the time and keep him entertained when I would play this game, but it is definitely helping him learn his letters as well.
I turn all the blocks so just the picture is showing. Then I ask him to find one. “Find the picture with the turtle on it.” Once he finds the picture, I show him the T on the other side and we say “T is for turtle, T T T.” He loves it.
If you’re crafty, you can make some wooden blocks (or buy them from the craft store) and paint the alphabet and pictures on them (or buy stickers!).

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  • 1. Bethany W.  |  April 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I am one of those moms that takes the batteries out of the fancy toys that grandpa and grandma buy! I prefer the old-fashioned toys too. But, I have to admit that some phonics toys are great to have around.

    Bethany

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  • 2. christianhomeschoolmom  |  April 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Haha, that is so awesome.

    Reply

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