Letter “B” began a little rockier than “A” but I see this as a good sign. Letter B was one that was a little fuzzy because it’s not meaningful in our family. So he kinda knew it before but had to think. So I’m glad to see it took him longer to grasp the “B” shape because it means we really are accessing previous knowledge (I knew this but it’s still reassuring).
This time I took down all the “A” stuff in the middle of the afternoon and then got out all the “B’s” and slowly started putting them around the house with him watching. He helped with a few but mostly just watched me as he was playing on the floor. Then as I set out the flash cards and other miscellaneous objects (a Barn magnet, pictures of Birds, pictures of Bunnies…) we said the word together and I showed him a “B” while saying “/b/ (think “buh”), /b/, bunny!” to each object. He still thought he should be saying “A” so the whole concept is a little foreign – but what can you expect for day 2??? But by the end of the day he was identifying “B’s” left and right.
- Daddy talked him into saying “Beeeeeee” instead of “cheese.” So cheesy!
So today we made a Bee out of the letter “B” (Yellow bees on the fridge) (I saw it first at Totally Tots.)
He made a necklace by stringing blue cereal (old stale Froot Loops) on a new shoestring (good added math lesson here with sorting colors into groups). Glued the blue cereal into a B shape (the most focused I’ve ever seen him on a gluing activity!)
And <Bonus!> this week at library storytime the story was about a bunny and they made bunnies for their project! I love it when the universe ties things together for me!
We talked about all sorts of B words: Balloons, Balls, Blue, Black, Brown, Buttons, Bicycles, Buses, Boats, Babies, Bears, Birds, Bubbles, Bumblebees, Butterflies, Baseballs, Basketballs, Brush, Bugs…
We wrote “Back,” and “Belly” on body parts with washable marker. (Could have done “Butt” but we get enough butt jokes in the house. Didn’t feel like adding to it).
He did a balancing exercise (Daddy stretches after he works out at home, so Logan stretched his quads – but mostly just balanced on one foot). (It’s SUPER cold here or we would have gone on a walk and balanced on all his favorite curbs – which he does on every walk anyway!) He also thought it was great that Bounce and Boing start with B!
We also had Broccoli for dinner. And we made Banana Bread for a snack. Hard to wait an hour to eat it – but worth it!
Favorite song for today was “Baby Bumblebee” though I did try to get him to sing “B-I-N-G-O,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” and “The Hokey Pokey.”
I feel a little silly doing it this way – but maybe it’ll stick better this time? Here’s hoping!
Ooh, and when I asked if he knew what came next, he figured out it would be C! He’s one smart little cookie when he’s trying!
Letter B day:
- Buzzing Bumblebee paper craft (see above)
- Brush (teeth and hair)
- Songs: Baby Bumblebee, B-I-N-G-O, The Wheels on the Bus, Hokey Pokey (emphasis on back, belly, and butt)
- Label “B” body parts: Belly, Back, (Butt)
- Special snacks: Bananas, Broccoli, Banana Bread (made together)