She needs to make like 12 valentines, so she wrote her name on half of them today!
At this point let me tell you a few "quirks" that Raya has. When it comes to writing her name I haven't really done a whole lot with her. She can *spell* her name, but writing in general has been a little tough because she doesn't hold the pencil correctly no matter how many times I correct her lol. I have read that writing your name is a skill that happens usually between 3.5 years and 6 years of age, so clearly she's on the young end and I hadn't thought much of it.
That said, when I would try to show her how to write her name she'd give me this blank "I'm not quite all there" stare LOL. This stare happens other times too, and it's soooo annoying. For instance, if you ask her to name kids in her class she will stare at you and say "uhhhhhhhhh" ...she's been in preschool for months now and can maybe pull out 3 names if you press it.
However this child's memory at other times is amazing! We were at a store the other day and she saw a bench that had "tufts" in it, and she sat down and said "look mommy, I'm sitting on my tuffet!" With 100% certainty I have *never* used the word tuffet lol...so she must have remembered it from a tv show or something. Another example of her memory is if we are driving through town she'll say things like "see over there, that building with the green roof? Grandma took us there once and we played in the tunnels" ....and this was referring to the Playstation, when she had at the time only been once in her life and that had been months earlier---and she remembered the building in a large city when we drove by randomly.
But then you ask her how old she is? She'll say "ummmmm....5? 7? 4?" ....no kid, you are 3 for the hundredth time! haha.
So anyways, back to writing. I had kind of dropped the subject because I decided she was just playing me on this whole blank stare acting stupid thing :-P Well last week I mentioned it to my mom and next thing I know I go to pick up Raya Thursday evening and she's writing R's and A's. At which point I'm like "ok, obviously you can do it so stop jerking me around" ;-) So then I taught her the Y and suddenly we can write RAYA (and yes, I know I should probably be teaching lowercase but at this point we're sticking with caps because she can recognize all her caps)
Which brings us to writing her name on valentines....what better practice! She's only just revealed to me that the blank stare was a ploy, so with only about 2 days of writing under her belt I am pretty happy with her progress. :-P
And now randomm pics of Brielle from today---oh my, she's been a stinker today!
|She thought she was so hilarious pulling up her shirt when she knew I was trying to take a picture!|
|The little mother hen, Miss Raya, was trying to pick her up and bring her over for a picture haha|
And this random pic from the other day that I forgot to post---Have a great Monday everyone!!!!!