Tot School with Bo {Letter Yy}

Letter: Yy
Object: Yo-yo
Theme: Toys

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~Bo is 35.5 months~

The highlight of our week: Bo saying his name for the first time. He could spell it - B-o. And he could sound out /b/ and /o/, but he couldn't say Bo until now. I am having fun finding ways to get him to repeat it and we are still finding ways to get him to say "Bo" when we say, "What's your name?" (He still spells it). So now Bo can read, "write," spell, sound out and say his name! 

I have our theme this week to thank for that. Yo-yo was his first new word this week - Elli got him to say it and was saying it well by the time I sat down to do our tot school the first day.  And I call him Bo-bo, which is a long o as well, so I asked him to say Bo-bo and he did! Then we shortened it to Bo. And I practiced with other consonants as well.  

Yay Bo! 

Yy is for Yo-Yo

What Starts with Yy?

Left to Right Tracing

Yo-Yo Puzzle

Yy is for Yo-yo Coloring 

Yo-Yo Shadow Matching 


Matching up toys to pictures. 

I don't even have a picture of the yo-yo I bought for Bo!  Which of course, he can't use as intended, but has had fun winding it up and throwing it around. :) 

All the rest... 

Bo reading by himself on the couch. He spends a good amount of time looking at books and asks to read them more and more. 

Also, Bo has been carrying around plastic bags of his things.  I looked for a small backpack for him, but could not find one locally. So, I ordered him a Skip Hop Zoo Pack Little Kid Backpack on Amazon. I think they are all adorable, but I got him the Dog backpack for his birthday. It will be perfect for him - small and cute!  He is obsessed with carrying his things around and I would feel better if it were a cloth bag, rather than a plastic sack. And amazingly, he can say backpack!

Bo picked out a pack of bubbles for a reward for his efforts in speech therapy.

Baby Says

This is a story from the Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection. After reading the story, we played with blocks as suggested in Sonlight's P3/4 guide.

It is a very simple story with only a few words - which I loved. And we read it several times this week. Bo can say all the words, except "okay." (Which he just started saying this week! Except that he can't say the /k/ sound, so it sounds like "tay.")

I found Bo like this one day - doing puzzles and magnets on his own. :)


We played another game this week.

There are no real rules in this game, but he did great taking turns to "break the ice."

One more letter! 

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