Tot School with Bo {Letter Zz}

Letter: Zz
Object: Zipper
Theme: Clothing
~Bo is almost 36 months~

Highlight of the week: Bo is using his name without prompting.  He won’t say Boaz yet, but he says “Bo-yeah!” instead of Boo-yeah. :)

And after Bo’s last speech therapy with the 2 year old teacher, Bo said “bye” for the first time. When I told Elli this, she said, oh yeah, he’s been saying that for me. She has a way with him that no one else does.

Bo has had an explosion of new words since this week! 

Words like: 

  • “two”
  • “doe” for go
  • “Bo do” (as in Bo wants to do it)
  • “dough” (while patting and rolling biscuit dough with me)
  • “boo” for blue
  • “mine tee” for my key
  • “thee” (soft th) for three
  • “outta my way” (LOL)
  • “tay” and later “otay” for okay
  • “moon,” “star,” and “sky” in the same sentence – telling me there are stars and a moon in the sky, pointing up as he says sky. 

This is remarkable to me. He has had more growth the last two weeks than he has had all year. And he is using these words all on his own, without prompting.

Yay for Fermented Cod Liver Oil, High Vitamin Butter Oil and a diet of healthy fats! :) 

Of which, by the way, includes mostly whole milk, cream, butter, eggs, and egg nog.

Theme: Clothing and Button Sewing


Zz is for Zipper

Baby, Bigger, Biggest

Bo had his first private speech therapy appointment this week. It was recomended by our pediatrician and since Bo is transitioning from the 2 year old teacher to the 3 year old teacher, I thought now would be a good time to add another change.  The first thing I noticed was a giant ZIPPER on the trampoline! :)  He had to zip it up once he was inside for safety. Bo had a total blast exploring the gym/play zone while I talked to the speech therapist. All speech therapy is done during gross motor movement and/or play. I think he will thrive in this environment. He will have a one hour lesson once a week, and continue with 2 twenty minute sessions at the child development center where he has been going. 
This is my last tot school post. Bo is turning 3 and graduating Tot School. I will start Preschool in January. 
I’m excited for a new adventure!
Thank you for following this journey with me and Bo. I’m thankful to those who have stuck with me through this series. I know it hasn’t been a popular series on my blog, but I needed it for me. 
I needed it for Bo.♥
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  1. MIchelle- Yay for Bo! So exciting all the words he is using now. You are both amazing!

  2. so excited for Bo and YOU!!!!! I haven’t been commenting much but i have been following. As always, I love reading all your post. We only made it letter Jj jellyfish with Cayden (3 years 8 months) he just wouldn’t do any more. He got super bored and wouldn’t do it so I just put it away

    • Amber, *I* got a little bored with it towards the end! Bo’s interest waned at certain times – when it warmed up, he showed little to no interest, so we took some time off over the summer… and when I started back up again, he acted like he met a long lost friend and was excited to start up again! What are you doing with Cayden now?

    • P.S. Thanks for following along!

  3. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now and I love reading about your progress with Boaz! I have a 3 year old daughter with special needs and she is non-verbal, so your posts have been encouraging for me. I actually would love to get more information about some of the diet changes I think you mentioned in a previous post. Would it be at all possible to contact you directly sometime in the next week or so? I can send you my contact number via email. Let me know. Thank you!

    • Takiyah, yes, I would love to visit with you!

      • Takiyah Glaze says:

        Great, thank you! Is there an email address I can use to correspond with you? I’m sure you are very busy, but it would great if we could connect via phone. If that’s not possible, I’m open to email. I’m just looking for some information on your journey with Bo’s speech therapy and diet changes. It may help my family on our journey with our daughter.

        Thank you so very much!!

  4. So exciting all the progress:) Hugs!

  5. Bo is always popular here:)

  6. Woot! Boo-yeah for Bo!! Isn’t it wonderful when they have that explosion of words? It’s almost enough to make a mama cry. I still get teary when I think of how far Justin has come. Today he was singing the chorus of Yankee Doodle and I just smiled and thanked God for answering all those desperate plea prayers over his bed at night for his tongue to be loosened.

    I’m so happy that you can tell a difference with feeding his brain! Exciting!! I always enjoy reading about Bo…and look forward to see what comes next for the little man!

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