The alphabet. The basis for learning our language is learning the letters that form words, letters that make sounds that form speech.
It was in early December when Parker started actually identifying some letters, especially letters that he saw regularly, like those in his name. For Christmas he got an alphabet puzzle and quickly picked up on the others, to now–he’s learned the entire alphabet. He doesn’t know the song yet, but can identify each letter individually. He likes to sit down with his puzzle and tell me the letters, or sit down in our laps as we write each letter.
It’s incredible to watch his little mind work like that; to identify a letter. When we’re out and about, he likes to tell us the letters he sees. Such an incredible ability to watch a 17 month old practice.