Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fun With Language Acquisition

Lance is 19 months old. Every day, he learns or attempts to learn new words. Lately, he has been fascinated with the magnetic letters we have on the fridge for him. His favorite letter is "E." He calls all of them "E."

While I am lying on the couch watching TV, I can hear the sounds of the magnetic letters clicking agianst the side of the refrigerator. Then the sound changes to the padding of his bare feet across the tile floor, through the kitchen, to me in the living room.

He looks at me with a very serious face.

"Eee..babble babble...Mama...babble babble...Eee....elp...oom...mama...babble..Eeee!"

He looked so concerned, and he was plainly trying to tell me something which needed my immediate attention.

"Show me, sweetheart!"

He took my hand, and led me to my bedroom, where the letter "E" was hidden in the darkness. He was trying to tell me that the letter E was in Mama's room, and he needed help getting it because it was dark.

How about that!


Brent Ozar said...

Now that is adorable!

Susan said...

Awwww...I LOVE literacy experiences with the "young 'uns"!! And what good is the alphabet without the E's???

:-) Susan

Haley said...

so sweet!:-)

Erin said...

I love it! Don't you love when they totally connect something? Luke gets so proud when he says or does something that's on our level of communication. And hey, I get pretty proud, too.

chelle said...

That is so sweet!!!!! So cool to watch them grow and develop!

Damselfly said...

He's learning and growing so fast!

carrie said...

it must've been the silent E.

ha ha ha