Tuesday 12 April 2011

a b c, abc and the wonders of modern technology

I've been inspired to post this by the lovely Hanabi boy blog - another family with a very special child. The boy in the blog loves his Elements (as in the table!) and has found a Japanese song clip on YouTube which keeps him happy. Go see it, it's great! I think we should get an English version now...

Anyhow it just reminded me of how I thought it would be very difficult to get Sasha to learn and understand letters, as numbers are her favourite thing and it's difficult to distract her from that. Thanks to YouTube, and the following clip, she's come on leaps and bounds.

OK so she says 'zeeeee' rather than 'zed' but anything goes as far as I'm concerned. Although in the same vein, as a true Northerner I'm not overly happy that Tamsin now says writes 'arsk' rather than 'ask' and barth not bath etc... Just so wrong.

Another slightly more annoying alphabet song is the second favourite...

Least said about that the better! I'm still amazed at what Sasha has been able to find and learn from on YouTube - fortunately all good so far, but I do keep an eye on it. Anyhow I'm glad that modern technology has helped teach Sasha lots of things - TV, DVD, computer and iPad are all big friends to this house!


  1. Its so brilliant when you find something that helps :)

  2. Thanks for the shoutout, Steph! Love the alphabet video - so cute!

    By the way, there is an English version of the Elements song (well, American English anyway). Your daughter may be a bit young to get into the elements just yet, but if she likes numbers (and now letters!), then it may be only a matter of time before she, too, has an interest in the periodic table. http://hanabiboy.blogspot.com/2011/03/periodic-table.html


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