Thursday, March 7, 2013
Letters and Numbers
Little Ish learned all of his uppercase letters by the time he was 19 months old and then spent almost a year refusing to believe in the existence of lowercase letters other than a and q. It wasn't until Christmas when he received a Melissa and Doug See and Spell from his cousins that he started believing in lowercase letters. I decided to copy the Alphabet Egg-Stravaganza idea that I found on this blog to help him learn all of his lowercase letters (not just the ones that came with his See & Spell). I did have to wait a couple months until their were Easter Eggs at the dollar store, but it was well worth the wait. Since the eggs came in packs of 18, I had 10 eggs left over from making his alphabet game so I made a similar one with numbers where I wrote the number on the top half of the egg and the corresponding number of dots on the bottom. Both games have been a big hit! On one morning Little Ish decided to add an extra element to his number eggs; he filled each egg with the correct number of Cheerios.