Monday, August 04, 2008

The Consonant Explosion

I had the pleasure of watching my son experience the pure joy of understanding at dinner tonight. We’ve been making letter sounds with him for a long time, but it snapped together suddenly and he got it.

Instead of eating, he chattered away. “Table – ta-ta-ta. T starts with table!” (Ok, he got the phrasing backwards, but we know where he’s going with it.)

“Fan – fa-fa-fa . . . F! Light – la-la-la . . . L! Grape – ga-ga-ga . . .G! Noodle - na-na-na . . . N!” He looked at everything around him and gleefully sounded out the first letter. Some were a bit more complicated (ch-ch-chair and th-th-thorns on the roses), but he did well.

Listening to him was just magical.

6 comments:

Momma to LG said...

If you guys don't have the Letter Factory video that is a really good one for letter sounds too. LG LOVES it.

Mayberry said...

That's great! One step closer to reading!

Bob said...

Great to see the development process, and that he got it all of a sudden. Just like when he discovered that he could use the walker to walk around the house over 2 years ago.

kittenpie said...

That is SO awesome. I loved watching those things come together, and knowing she had a good base of preliteracy in place. Good for you - and him!

K goose blog said...

cute story.... and love that pic down below of the little one.

Mamacita Tina said...

Wow, that's awesome at such a young age!