In recent weeks we discovered Bugaboo knows most of his capital letters. I have never sat down with him and had formal letter lessons. We read ABC books from time to time. There are magnet letters that both boys play with. The LeapFrog DVD has played every now and then. Yet my sweet 2 1/2 year old who has trouble communicating, who is developmentally delayed not only in speech but also in fine and gross motor skills, can name letters. We are baffled, but in a good way.
I don't know how to get what is going on in his head to come out of his mouth or through manipulating things with his hands. He has meltdowns about random things, some of which we can figure out, and some of which we cannot. Bugaboo loves music. When we catch him singing, we can recognize the tune but often not the words. He loves swinging and spinning, but he hates being upside down. I know there is an incredible journey ahead with him, and even though I don't know what it will look like, I will take it one step at a time.
(I'm going to be blogging just about our home learning journey over at Life: Ungraded. Like most things, it will be an experiment with much trial and error. This blog, Wandering on Purpose, will still be my main blog. I will keep writing about everything under the sun.)