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Major change!

May 6, 2010 1 comment

Yesterday Ella made the ‘t’ sound for us when asked.  We were reading one of the “First Steps to Reading” books and as always, we were looking at the alphabet in characters at the end of the book.  I was making the sounds of each one.  She giggled at the ‘l’ sound and then when I pointed at ‘t’ and on a whim asked her what its sound is after I made it and she did it.  It was awesome. 

And then today, when I was trying to get her to say “potty” she made the ‘p’ sound.  She followed that by trying to say the word as well.  She was doing it in two parts, first the ‘p’ sound and then a slight pause and the rest. 

As I mentioned in my last post, we have been in a holding pattern.  For quite a while now.  Still reading every day, although I missed three days last week when I was in Ft. Worth.  I think the holding pattern may be over now because I’m going to get out a few phonogram cards and start having her tie the sounds she can make to the phonograms.  We’ll see how that goes.