Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Words, Words and More Words

I had a very proud mom moment this morning. We've been working on learning body parts lately. Sadie's favorite to point out are ears and belly button. Over the last few days she's also been pointing out mouth and arm. This morning she was sitting on the ground and I said "Sadie, where is your arm?" She started looking around on the ground. "Sadie, I said, where is your arm? Your arm?" I repeated the word several times so that I could be sure that she understood. After looking at the ground for a few more moments she dug through a pile of toys and found one of her favorite books (the Your Baby Can Read Slider Book). She looked at the cover for a few seconds and then pointed at the baby on the covers arm. I held my breath as she opened the book to the first page and pointed at the printed word "arm" before looking up at Paul and I expectantly. She lights up when we say "good girl!"

We brought the book to Church this morning and afterwards she looked at it while we were having lunch. Paul noticed while I was fishing through my bag looking for her food that she was repeatedly pointing to the word "eating" which has a picture of a little girl eating a sandwich next to it. I know I'm starting to sound like an infomercial, but I'm starting to think that this program actually works.

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