Once you have a child don’t blink because once you blink they have learned more things than you think you’ve taught them. Lately it seems that Logan has been excelling at everything I have been teaching him and things I didn’t think he was even learning. Logan loves to make animal noises, tell me his colors, pick out big and small, play music (ish), and say his ABC’s. I have felt like I am talking to a wall but everything I have been doing or saying, he is learning.
To date… Here is what my little baby genius can do AND some tips on how I taught him to do it.
We’ve got farm, jungle, and ocean animal noises almost down pat. Tigers, Bears, Dolphins, Monkeys, Dogs, Cats, and Sheep… Logan has them all down and in most cases, I do not even have to say the noise first, he knows by the name.
How I did it: Books, Bath time, and Driving. I chose books that had animals and I would tell him what it was and then the noise. When I made the noise two or three times I asked him to do it to. Most of the time he stared at me blankly, but then one day he knew what to do. All of our bath toys are some sort of animal, so I would ask him to repeat what it was. The same goes for driving… I’d sing Old McDonald or I’d tell him an animal and make the noises.
Logan can point out Purple, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green, Blue, and Pink and he can say all but pink.
How I did it: I used coloring, bath time, and driving to my advantage. Everything had a colored attached to it.. “Logan can you pick out the purple penguin?”, “Logan, do you see the blue sky?” etc. etc..
A,B,C’s and Phonics:
This little guy can repeat the ABC’s and the Phonics version of the ABC’s as well as saying to me… “A,B,Ccccc” all by himself.
How I did it: Singing… Lot’s and Lot’s of singing. I would also emphasis the first letter of simple things. Such as saying “Bath…BBBBath”
Learning has been a lot of fun, it is so special to see how far he has come since his ear surgery. I do not know if that is what has helped him excel in his learning…but whatever the case, he has been picking up things faster and faster.
I guess it is safe to say…My baby is no longer a baby.