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Friday, May 20, 2011

The Letter Factory

So back when I was working every day at the Elementary school, when Bryton was like one (or just getting ready to turn 1) I worked in Amanda Melton's class.  She used The Letter Factory to help the kids learn their letters and the sounds they made.  I thought the idea of the dvd was great and Bryton got The Letter Factory either for his first birthday or for Christmas that year, it's hard for me to remember. 

Either way - anyone who knows Bryton knows that he just, in the last 4 or 5 months or so, started watching anything on television, and when he started, he'd only watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  (Which has taught him a lot of things.) 

Needless to say - he wouldn't sit still long enough to watch even through letter A on The Letter Factory so it didn't serve much of a purpose. 

Until now.  As many of you know, one of my goals this month was for Bryton to learn 10 letters (I said A-J), their names, their sounds and to be able to recognize them by sight. 

I've done a few other things this month besides just The Letter Factory dvd, including pushing his fridge magnets (the talking ones, also from Leapfrog), but for the most part, the dvd has done most of the teaching... and boy is it working! 

Let's just say that we've blown A-J out of the water.  He still stumbles with a few here or there, but he knows 17 very well.  He goes around saying "the x says xxxx" or "the a says aaaaaa".  I'm a firm believer in this dvd... I'm telling ya!  And he loves watching it, and he asks to watch it at least once a day. 

Soooo - that being said, I had to show you just how cute he is while going through his letters... hang tight through e,f,g (he's still working on those, and still can't really say the 'f' sound in his speech anyway...) but if you make it to 'w' it's worth it :)  If you ask him what 'w' says, he'll say this everytime ;)  (Those of you who know the video know why lol)

So check him out :)



By the way - don't mind the first part of the video... we were in the middle of lunch (that was him asking for more chips) and the "oh baby" is something my dad was trying to teach him. 

He says "oh my goodness" in the cutest little boy voice EVER.  In fact, when Aaron was going over his letters awhile ago the conversation went a lot like this:

Aaron: "What's the t say?"

Bryton: *t sound*

Aaron:  "What's the p say?"

Bryton: *p sound*

Aaron: "O?"

Bryton: (in his happy loud voice) MY GOODNESS! :)

Haha - guess Aaron should have been more specific! 

Hope you enjoyed as much as I did!

-A

1 comment:

  1. hahaha! how awesome! i love the w - "wuh wuh wuh!"

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