Ramona is learning how to write her numbers. After you get past zero and one though, they seem way more difficult than letters! As I mentioned in the previous post, her current focus is the number 3.  I watched her get a lesson from Dad one day:
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A few days later I was making lunch and she ran to the kitchen shouting “I made threes!” Here’s what I saw:
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I thought this was an adorable effort, but couldn’t help but mention that, well, they’re all backwards. I thought she might argue with me (she’s 3 years old after all) but to my surprise she accepted that there’s room for improvement here. Ramona loves to trace things, so I made some “dotted” 3’s for her to practice writing them this way:
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I don’t have all the pictures to prove it, but let’s just say we’ve been practicing 3’s diligently for awhile now. Most of this practice is self-motivated because Ramona actually enjoys writing (probably a result of constantly wanting to catch up with the bid kids). She often sits on her own to make letters and numbers, so don’t get the impression that I make her do this stuff!  Anyway, I think she finally got it. To verify, I asked her to draw me some 3’s this morning:
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Yep I think she got it! Next up, number 4...  π



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