Monday, February 7, 2011
Yesterday's car ride to nearby South Bend was spent with Ian's word play. Ian and Cai were in the back saying short words that Ian would then tell Cai the beginning letter. Suddenly Ian says, "car is bar if you put the b for c" Mark and I were awestruck. This started the beginning of rhyming words. Ian would find a word and then change out the first letter to make a new word. Car becomes bar. Pet becomes let. Not all his exchanges worked. But it was amazing to hear how many words he did create. Along with all the nonwords he came up with. I think he spent 8 minutes or more with this word play. And again Mark and I were blow away by his capacity to absorb information and apply it. Oh the joy of words!