Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Bug Learns the Alphabet Song
(2y) knows the names of all the letters. Not because we've ever drilled
him, or gone out of our way to teach him, simply from playing and being
We've almost never sang the alphabet song to him. It
just doesn't come up. The very few times I have, I don't even sing it to
the typical tune.
We were putting together an alphabet puzzle last week and he asked me to "count the letters" (which
means name them). I decided to sing the song while I pointed to each
letter. He enjoyed it, and asked for me to do it again. For about 30
minutes he wanted me to sing the song to him. Then he gave it a try for
maybe another 30 minutes. Within the hour he had the song mastered and
now sings it whenever the mood strikes him.
It goes to show,
when kids are ready to learn something, when they WANT to learn
something, they can pick it up very quickly. Much more quickly than if I
had tried to get him to learn it on my timetable instead of his.