Monday, April 4, 2011

Surprise!

Friday morning, hubby and Seth left for a two day apologetics conference five hours away.  Zach looked a bit lost without big brother around so while Jacob practiced the piano I took out the Scrabble game and let him play with the letter tiles. I was blown away (floored really :o)) when he began to point at each tile and correctly identify the letters. I never taught them to him, yet somehow, someway he learned them all!  When I asked him how on earth he had learned them he explained that he would listen to the spelling lessons I do with his brothers. This surprised me because while I do spelling with the oldest two he is usually away from our table on the floor putting a puzzle together or building something out of blocks, legos etc so I assumed he was not paying attention to our lessons. I cannot believe I did not find out that he knew them until now! I told him I wanted to record him saying the letters and dashed off to get my camera.  He grew quite impatient when he saw I wanted him to go through the letters again for the cam but complied long enough for me to get this short video below. My baby is growing up people *sniffle * sniffle*
video

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow! An apologetics conference?! That's awesome! What a wonderful event for a father and son to experience together and enrich their minds and hearts. I hope they enjoy every minute! :0) Oh and Zachary is too cute identifying his letters and getting flustered while doing so haha! I can hardly believe that he learned them through mere exposure without any kind of formal and direct training. That is truly impressive. Way to go ZACH!

Lisa said...

What a perfect example of the saying, "provide a learning environment and you will be amazed how much your children learn and absorb." Well that is paraphrased, but you get the idea. I get teary-eyed sometimes too thinking of how fast my kids are growing and learning. Time is flying by so fast, it seems like just yesterday I was bringing them home from the hospital. With the business of life, I tend to get distracted sometimes, but this is a great reminder that I need to enjoy every minute I can with them.

Stacy said...

Wow Belkita!! Zachy is so intelligent! I agree with Lisa's comment. I've been amazed at how much my kids learn from exposure. I had a similar experience of surprise with Isaac D. I only formally "taught" him through the letter "Hh" and was shocked one weekend when he started reading a bible story book to Renier. Now, he's a remarkable reader. Keep up the good work Belk and give Zach a congratulatory hug and kiss from Tia Stacy. Love you all !!