Today was the first day I sat down with Jenna and put on the “Talking Words Factory”. She’s 23 months old now, and knows all of her uppercase letters and sounds. As a teacher, I feel that it’s time to move on to making words.
But, ahem… as you can see from the following picture, she wasn’t very interested in the Word Bammer 3000 and all of the fun things it can do making words with Professor Quiggley.
Jenna lasted about ten minuts and then started scooting around the room, pushing over the Sit and Spin, and ransacking the Elmo videos. (This picture also exposes our ancient TV and media cabinet. It’s actually nice that it is so old and beat up because we have it secured down with multiple baby proofing straps so the whole thing won’t fall over. I don’t think we’ll upgrade until we no longer need to secure our TV like Fort Knox.)
I’m going to wait a couple of days, and then try out the “Talking Words Factory” again with Jenna. It might be the case that I just need to train her to like it. That sounds bad, except that training her to like the “Letter Factory” is what taught her all of her sounds before she was even 2 years old!