Thursday, November 23, 2006

Lyddie: letter sounds progress

She's suddenly made a big leap forwards today: recognising the starting sounds of words. e.g. "Square! That begins with s! We made a S didn't we? And circle begins with S too!" and "Pizza begins with p! We made a P." "Did we make a M? Mummy starts with M." Must keep stitching then! We haven't made a M yet.

She still pronounces g and k as d and t, and suddenly today she realises that this is wrong. Now she's trying to say them properly using the back of her tongue. All this is self-motivated, but I think it's been triggered by a combination of the Letterland thing and also some Dr Seuss DVDs, kindly donated by Lucy. Lucy, she's been singing the alphabet with an English (Yorkshire) - not American accent! Maybe the American accent will come later ;-)


Blogger Tim said...

American accent?

How about Y is for Yawl instead of Y is for Yacht. With a nice pic to go with it. :-)

11:18 pm, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Gill said...

Blimey, that's for real isn't it? I thought you were joking!

7:41 am, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Baz said...

American accent? Noooooooooo

Heres hoping she never develops such a thing. Not that American accents are bad, its just that they belong 4,500 miles away and not on an English girl in West Yorkshire.

8:35 am, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Lucy B said...

Glad the Suess cd roms are working (as in technically). Yes, the main problem I have with the alphabet song is the "Z". My girls cannot get their heads round it being Zed. For them it is Zee. I will Perservere! Lucy

8:41 am, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Gill said...

We've always sung the alphabet song ending in "x y zed, go to bed!" which lots of giggling and noisy shouting of the "Go to bed!" bit.

So when she heard Dr Seuss calling it zee, she did look a little puzzled, but I reckon as long as she knows they both mean the same thing, it's ok :-)

She does like the disks - we both do. Green Eggs and Ham is my favourite! What a cool story!

We also read the Letterland book last night, which introduces all of the characters and tells a little story about them all. Lyddie got very into that.

I think Santa will be bringing Dr Seuss and more Letterland books this year :-)

9:57 am, November 24, 2006  

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