Luke, who is about 26 months old, could count to 20 before he was even 2, but he didn't know his ABC's as well. Now, since we go over them consistently, he almost has it down pat!! He's such a smart boy! I thought you might enjoy little Lukie saying his ABC's:
(And, enjoy his lovely hair-do, too!!)
And here is Ava saying her ABC's!! If you'll remember, Ava is about 3 1/2 and has Speech Apraxia, which is a severe speech delay. Just these past 5 months, or so, she has been starting to put 2 and 3 words together, so for her to do her ABC's like you're about to see, is a HUGE deal!!! She is so intelligent and has it all in her brain, she just has to learn to get it out by using her words. Here's Ava's ABC's:
This post is just meant to be a big encouragement to all you parents out there to KEEP AT IT!! It's not always easy to be consistent and be the "teacher" in your child's life, but, God asks us, in Proverbs 22:6---"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." This verse, obviously, intersects ALL aspects of parenting, but, I do believe that something as "little" as going over the ABC's with your child is all a part of 'training up' your child!
So, no matter what level your child is at, never stop teaching, practicing, talking, singing, playing, disciplining, reading and encouraging your child!! No one said it would be easy, but, It WILL pay off! And, most of all: LOVE them and have FUN with them!! Treasure your child at the stage that he or she is at RIGHT NOW in their lives, and don't give up, don't be discouraged. God gave you the child you have for a wonderful REASON!! Children are a blessing from the Lord!!
'For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."