Saturday, December 5, 2009
What is the meaning of a word?
You can always tell when Rylie is trying to learn the meaning of a word. When they learned shapes everything was a "circle" for a while. Matching was a big one...everything was "kind of a match" for months. Now they are working on sizes so everything is "kind of the same size". We are getting better at not just agreeing. With things being kind of a match you could usually find something about them that was kind of a match...same color, same shape, but never really a true match. With the same size we are saying "no, which one is bigger" and she usually knows the answer. The other thing that we keep trying to get her to understand is what is a names. She thinks all dalmatians are named dalmatians and they are not dogs. For whatever reason the other one we did to explain names was what are mom and dad's names. She got that figured out really fast, she nows if you ask her what is mom's name that it is Lindsay and if you ask what is dad's name it is Eric. Then you ask what is Rylie's name and she tells you her name is "big girl". Ahh, we were getting so close.