Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Spelling signs.

A is interested in words lately. He chats with himself, trying to spell out loud, asks about signs, and repeats things over and over until they roll comfortably off the tongue.

Over the weekend I had my camera in my lap and took a few pictures of words at the library in the parking lot, just messing around as we waited. He asked to look at each photo and spelled each word, trying to pronounce it/figure out what the word was...and then he had an idea. He asked for me to take pictures of signs while we were driving, since they pass too quickly for him to see/spell. He then asked for a photo of this word, then that word, and our collection has expanded. He loves being able to then see them on the screen, and having time to go over each letter. He also is excited to view the words in iPhoto after they download off of the camera - big and clear.

It is an interesting idea - and since it was his idea, he is very involved in it.

His favorite new word is Monona. It is a funny word to spell out loud - quite the tongue twister!

1 comment:

Barb said...

What a great idea! I am a homeschooling mom of 2 (5.5 DD and 3 DS) in Milwaukee and have been enjoying your blog for a couple weeks now since we discovered it. (We checked out a mosquito book due to your recommendation!) Anyway, thanks for inspiring me--you have wonderful ideas and your boys are adoreable!