I became a mama a short handful of years ago, and in the beginning stages when our son was a baby, I knew my husband and I would have to somehow encourage good communication into our son.
How we found a way to do this early on was by making simple posters from art paper from IKEA and some Crayola markers, putting the ABC’s on them, and numbers 1-10 to start with when our son wasn’t yet a year old. From that time on, when he was able to start pulling himself up and around the house, we found him going to the posters many times everyday pointing to the letters grunting to us as to what the sounds of these images meant to him.
In helping him not only know the letters, but understand how they sounded (phonetics), within no time it seemed – he was communicating. Yet, here I was freaking out at times that he was delayed in this area, because he didn’t really talk much…but before I knew it, talking away is what he did.
Since this time, and now nearing his five year old birthday soon, our son has been reading