2007-04-02 19:30 in /life/parenting
About a week ago, I was cleaning up after breakfast and the little one was watching Sesame Street. When I walked into the living room, she had a piece of paper in front of her and she had written “ELMO” on it. I excitedly asked her how she learned to do it, and she said the show taught her. This was the first time she had written any word other than her name. That afternoon when I picked her up from preschool, she had written “ELOM”, which is pretty good from memory. Since then she’s really taken to copying out new words. There’s an alphabet chart that her grandmother made in her room, and she’s particularly fond of doing words from there (“nest” and “sun” are the current favorites). It’s pretty amazing how quickly she’s picked this up. Just a couple weeks ago we were visiting kindergartens and wondering at how much writing they do in the curriculum here, but at this rate she’s liable to be ahead of the curve by September.