I think I’ve mentioned here before that Little Bear doesn’t quite grasp the notion of phonics like Belle did. I’m hoping I haven’t already shared this funny LB story already, because it makes me smile every time he says it.
Since Belle had a firm understanding of phonics at an early age (thanks to Letter Factory, not me), I was able to say things like puh-puh-popcorn to correct her from saying cawcorn. I’ve tried this some with Little Bear, but it just isn’t working. As evidenced by two recent interactions between he and his sisters:
First, when teaching Little Lamb the name of one of his super heroes he said “Listen! Juh-juh-Green Lantern!” And just now, when talking to Belle about his drawing he said “It’s my wuh-wuh-picture!”
I’d only heard him say “Juh-juh” and then some completely unrelated word before, so maybe we’re getting somewhere. Ha!