Ahhh! Yeahh!! That is the feeling I get when my 2 year old little year crawls up into my lap cluthing her pencil and paper asking, "Mommy, do you know hoew to make a K? Show me how to make a K." She's ready to absorb, ready to learn. These are the moments to be savored, tiny momnets of acquisision that shape who she is.
I wasn't even aware that she knew so many letters of the alphabet until we were waiting in the doctor's office. I got a pen from my purse (not wanting her to touch the toys or books in the exam room) and I began writing on the paper that covers the examination table. Soon she was shouting out the names of the letters as I wrote them. Astonishingly, she could recognize 20 out of 26 letters! All those repeat readings of her favorite board books, assembling alphabet puzzles thousands of times, "playing" games on starfall.com & watching the letter factroy DVD has its effect.
She is now gripping a pencil properly and scrawling these letters herself. Just last night, at the dinner table she asked, "How to you write MOM?" So I called out the letters and she moved her hand in the up down, up down motion forming an M on the napkin. Then she eagerly wrote the "O". That one's easy because she plays tic-tac-toe with her older brother and always gets to be "O"s. Then again she formed a mountain to make the last "M". There is was .......MOM !! My 2 year old has written MOM on the napkin before me. Priceless!!
My husband was surprised that I didn't snap a picture or save it for the baby book. Maybe it is because I can already sense the inner writer in her and I know there will be more where that came from!!! Let's just hope it isn't on my walls!! I'd probably still frame it! :)