More felt board stuff yesterday. Felt suddenly guilty that I'd
not done more conscious formal educating of the kids.
I mean, I think my kids are educated: they know where
all the fabric stores are, they manipulate cookie cutters
without injury, they can name all the smurfs, they
recognize Enid Blyton books as superior reading material
and they can sing the theme songs of influential programs
like Maisy, Sesame Street (jazz - check!) and
Richard Scarry's Busy People.
But perhaps they should also know their ABCs, I thought.
Emily recently cut her name out of paper, so at least we
know she is familiar with 5 of the 26 letters anyway.
It was good to finally finish this project, which has been
on my to-do list for a number of months. What's shocking
is that I actually have 26 different colors of felt. I like toys,
and I like education, but sometimes I am not crazy about
toys that try too hard to educate. Incidental learning is
valuable, too, so for this alphabet set, I cut the upper-
and lower-case of each letter out of the same color.