Monday, November 18, 2013

A Month of Gratitude - Day 18 (The ABC song)

 Jude has been working for what seems like forever on learning his letters.  At first it was learning letters themselves, then the sounds.  He was finished kindergarten before he had a grasp on 75% of the alphabet -- but never the same letters twice in a row!

We've been working on ABC order recently, mostly to reinforce the letters but also to work on sequencing.  It's been a slow process.  We've been matching letters to numbers, so he can see A is 1st, B is second, etc.

Even with the numbers, he's struggled to put them in order.  He always is getting H and I reversed. Once he looks to check, he knows its wrong and switches, but the first round always is switched.

We haven't even attempted singing the ABCs in a long time.  He was getting the letters all jumbled up because of his language issues.  I tried a bunch of different ways, but it just wasn't working.  He recently started watching Super Why!  and they sing an "ABC song" at the end of each episode.  I thought maybe he'd learn that one, if only from hearing it so often.

To my surprise, he's started singing the "old" ABC song - the one that is set to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  The other day in the grocery store he started singing it, and I was utterly shocked!  Most of the letters are pretty recognizable, too! Today at the doctor's office he started singing it again, so I pulled out my phone and recorded it!

I am so proud of Jude!  The ABC song seems like such a little thing to be thankful for, but for him, it is HUGE. 

©2012- 2013 Adventures with Jude. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover