The Rock Star has a BIG imagination. It's so big, in fact, that often when he prays he includes, "Thank you, God, for giving me such a big magation."
He has good verbal skills. He has a fantastic memory when it comes to recalling stories or details of events that happened to him.
But he's been struggling with letter recognition and knowing what letters certain words start with, even when we continuously go over specific letters or words. Take yesterday, for example. I showed him an A and a K and repeatedly explained which was which. After a few minutes of him repeating after me I showed him the A. What letter is this? "Um. I don't know." Sigh. Which of these two letters is the A? He pointed to the K. Later, when I showed him two A's and a K and asked which was different he knew immediately...so it isn't a recognition issue. I continued showing him two of one letter and one of another and he passed with flying colors. Then I showed him two F's and an X. Which one doesn't belong? He picked up one of the F's. Are you sure? "Yes." He replied. Why? "Because this one isn't an X." So I can drill A's and K's into his head for five minutes and he can't repeat the name of one but he knows X off the top of his head? Hmmm. Perplexing.
A couple of days ago we had the following conversation.
Me: What does daddy start with?
G: A "D"!
Me: Very good! What does mommy start with?
G: A "M"! (I haven't started explaining the difference between "a" and "an")
Me: Good. What does Matthew start with?
G: Also a "M"!
Me: Yes it does! What does Beck start with?
G: Um...I don't know.
Me: Buh. Buh. Buh. What letter makes a buh sound?
G: I know! Beck starts with pineapple!