Caleb has been learning letter sounds as the first step toward reading. He is now fascinated by spelling and what the first letter in a word is. He's doing really well with it and will often say things like, "did you know that cup and cat start with the same letter?" Or he'll ask "how do you spell cabinet?" or "what letter starts with the word book?" So we'll respond, "what letter makes the sound 'buh'?" "B". Right. The funniest thing though is when he says things like this: "Hey Mommy, did you know that rabbit and rabbits and rabbit hop all start with the same letter?" "Actually Caleb, they all start with the same word." "No, they start with the same letter, 'r'." That's a "smile and nod" moment!
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