Thursday, September 4, 2008

Our Animal

Grant is our little animal. Two years ago (when he was only 2) he started running like an animal on his hands and feet. He was really good too! I didn't think too much of it until Talmage couldn't really do it and Sandra is still trying to run fast like he does (she is now the same age as Grant when he started doing it). Here he is posing like an animal :).

It doesn't really matter what animal it is. He has his favorites... tiger, lion, cheetah, puppy, etc. but he will be almost anything depending on his mood. He is very kinetic (body movement oriented) so it is amazing to see the way he can use his talent :). He loves animals in general and has been making animal noises since he was 8 months old (thanks Baby Einstein).

I should post a video of it since he does it really fast, but you'll just have to get the feel from the photos :).

Since Talmage has started school I have been trying to figure out a way to help Grant with writing his letters and learning sounds etc. This has been a challenge because he's just not that interested. Yesterday I had the inspiration to do animal words for our letters. He figured out the sounds for the word tiger, zebra, ant, and cat and did really well with lion, giraffe, and leopard. I put the dots on the paper like Talmage has been doing in school and then he was to write on top of them. Talmage didn't appreciate us using his school paper, but he has three or four of them now, so he could share one, right?

I even got him to write ant and cat without the dots to follow. No it didn't turn out as well and I don't know if you can read it, but he still did it on his own. I'm happy that we have found a way to progress and work with Grant on some school stuff too! He is a great boy and adds so much creativity to our family!


Jaime and Brent said...

His writing looks really good. Thats a fun way to practice his letters.

luvmykids said...

That looks great! What great inspiration!

Tink said...

It's wonderful that you were able to think of a way to present learning letters in a way that would appeal to Grant. What a great mom you are! (:

The Lee Clan said...

Wow, your kids have grown! I just love this way to keep up with how your friends are doing. Alyssa