I overheard Isabelle calling out familiar words from her play room as I cleaned up our breakfast dishes. I turned off the water to take a better listen. As I got closer, I saw her dropping some of the cards her music therapist and former speech therapist made for her into her favorite beach pail. As she picked up each card, she said the word aloud. Once she said it, she dropped it in the bucket. Once I stopped kvelling about her making up her own speech game, I grabbed my iPhone and took a stealth video of her from the kitchen. (NOTE: She wasn’t dressed for the day yet. She was wearing her woolies, which go under her clothes!)
Yes! You heard her say “Starbucks Lady” and “duckie.” She also saw the song cards for “Pat a Cake” and “This Little Piggy.” which she recited aloud.
BUT… you want to know what was even more precious (and equally appreciated by this mom)? She cleaned up all of the cards and put them away in her folder when she was done. That NEVER happens! Not sure how I got so lucky today!