this little one has had such fun writing little books and stories over the past several months. I date them and save them, and it is quite fun to go back and see how her language has developed. It is amazing how, even with very little formal instruction, she grasps certain concepts and ideas and somehow absorbs them into the larger picture that is her vocabulary and understanding of language. for a while, she hesitated to write anything because she was so concerned that it all be spelled exactly right. letting go of that has been the best thing ever, and I'm so glad she has learned to just go with the flow and have fun.
these photos are from a little book she made for me, several weeks ago.
probably needless to say...... I LOVE it.
and here, a book she made one day (over the course of an afternoon) all on her own and secretly, as a gift for papa:
("deer in autumn, cherry red")
("bears in summer, green and brown")
("horses in spring")
("foxes in winter, white and grey")
("playing with my dolls")
("eating dinner on the porch")
("reading books with papa!" - complete with mama, as usual, hogging the warmest spot by the wood stove with a book in my hand)
("I really liked writing this book, it was fun. You will see that I drew pictures of our family...")
("....and things I like to do. I love you Papa! The end!")
she also likes to sneak mail into the mailbox for me before I check it....
and here is another short story she wrote, a couple months ago:
"Once upon a time there was a tree. A squirrel lived in it. Every day the squirrel went out and collected nuts for his hibernation next winter's nights. One day he was collecting nuts when he met a wolf. They became friends."
and that's a bit of that. to me, it all seems quite a lot like magic. what fun each new stage brings along....