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Monday, December 12, 2005

Owl, Mom, & Elmo

On November 22nd (see below) I wrote about Griffin's first written sentence which was actually typed not handwritten. This however, is Griffin's first handwritten word O W L and he knew what it meant too because he said "Owl says hoo hoo". Then I gave him some paper to see if he would continue to keep writing and sure enough, he wrote MOM and ELMO.

I spoke to his teacher about it and she told me that most NT children don't start writing until age 5 or 6 , although some children do begin to write at an earlier age. She showed me the various stages that children go through as they learn to write and apparently Griffin has either skipped a couple of stages or he zoomed right through them. Once again my little guy has excelled and I am so very proud of him. What a smart cookie.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow - that's awesome! He IS a smart cookie!!
My 4 yr old hates writing and won't do curved letters - only straight ones. Matthew is 3 and just learned to spell his name, but can't print it yet. Neither of them like colouring and tend to scribble and hold writing utensils very awkwardly.
I am amazed at Griffins first word - Once again, it is another example of how these kids can sometimes be mindblowing in their abilities! Good Job Griffin!!

Eileen said...

That is truly great!!! Griffin is doing so awesome!

Tina said...

Go Griffin Go Griffin! You are a smart little guy! Awwww, you even spelled MOM! Oh Lora isn't wonderful! I am so happy for you both:)

Octoberbabies said...

That's A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!

Such interesting little people we have :-)

Kristina Chew said...

Pity you can't take that chalkboard home and frame it!