I've mentioned before that Punkin is using a program called TV Teacher, which is a handwriting program on DVD that teaches shapes, numbers, and letters. At first I was thrilled simply because he was interested in coloring. Granted he was coloring on the walls, but it was still progress. Now, exactly two months after he wrote that first letter "D" on the wall, he can write an E, A, B, V, and I. He attempts "R," but it isn't recognizable yet. I am seriously impressed!
And, AND, he knows 17 of the 26 letters of the alphabet and can identify the numbers 1-10. Kid is brilliant and he loves showing it off.
One of the DVDs in the program talks about shapes. There's a song for each shape and then she talks about how the shape resembles everyday objects. She draws a circle, colors it in and draws lines out to make a sun. Or at least that's what I gather from Punkin's nonstop chatter.
"A circle has no sides/A circle has no sides/Start at the top and curve around/A circle has no sides."
"Color it in!"
"A SUN! A SUN!"
"We made a sun."
Apparently there's a section of the DVD that goes into drawing a house. The teacher associate in his classroom helped him with this one, but I am forced to draw this same scene approximately 532 times a day.
It's good bonding time. He's pretty bossy, though. That house better not be short one window and that door better have a doorknob!