Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Free Book

The other day I was thinking about how to explain to my daughter what Martin Luther King Day was about. So I drew a picture book for her. Rather crude, but it will work. I'm going to try to post it on my website tonight in PDF format for anyone else with a toddler. Here's the link: (unfortunately this is a 2Mb file, not for dial-up modems)

In my research I stumbled on this link, which includes an audio file of King's famous 1963 speech. It's worth listening to, if you've never actually heard it. What a preacher!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Isabelle Antics

Isabelle's new love is the alphabet. She loves to sing the alphabet song and read alphabet books. She doesn't know her ABCs, she'll mix up similar-sounding (X vs. S) and similar-shaped (B vs. H) letters, but she now knows that the letter after K is not "elemeno."

She is also creative with her alphabet books. She knows that "T" is for "Teaser" (our cat) and P is for "Pizza. For to eat." She also decided, on her own insight, that O is not only for "orange," but also for "Oh fooey!"