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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Its no secret my son loves tools. While he does not know his letters, he does show some intermittent interest in learning them.....very intermittent. I thought I would set up an invitation for him that involved something he loves (tools) with something he doesn't love so much....to spark some interest. I bought the letters from Walmart (they are stickers - and he's played with them before). What I had in mind was a simple concept - just hammer some letters into the board. Fun - he'll love that!
Well, sometimes things don't work out the way we plan them in our head.
"Mommy, we have more letter stickers."
"We do. There is a hammer and nails, too."
"No, Mommy, stickers need to go on paper."
Yes - true form my child, true form. I thought he would love the hammer idea but failed to think about how his personality would play a role in the invitation.
I simply tracked his play as he played....not for EVERY letter, but for some.