Well, it started with the kids on Sunday before I had even announced it was "P" Week.
Taylor is really good at fighting while getting her diaper changed, and a poopy diaper fight resulted in my getting a poopy bottom flipping over in my face and getting poop smeared on my chin. As I'm finishing the cleanup from that, Derek wants me to assist him in the bathroom because he has decided to start peeing standing up, rather than sitting, and has peed all over the seat and floor. I had rushed away from Taylor before getting a fresh diaper on her, and when I came back to her, she had peed on my bed. Later that day, Derek peed on the floor in the bathroom two more times while trying to figure out how to pee standing. Why he decided to start it on that day when his dad was at work is beyond me. And this was all in one afternoon.
The next day, we annouced it was "P" Week. The Cochlear website has some really helpful educational materials, including Speech Sounds. Please see the attached link:
It has a weekly/bi-weekly instruction guide for various consonants, complete with associated activities, words, books, songs, foods, etc. It is great! We are going to cover a consonant per week. It is working double-duty for both Taylor and Derek (age 3).
As I said, this is P week. Our dog Maverick celebrated on Monday by eating a mouse/rat/baby rabbit and then PUKING in our house. The P's continue...
On Tuesday, Derek started at Pre-school. He was terrified when getting dropped off, but perfectly happy about preschool when I picked him up.
So far this week, we have
Ate pizza, pineapple, and peanut butter
Listened to a purple piccolo dinosaur on Little Einstein's
Hopped like a frog
Patted and clapped to music
Played with a Purse
and experienced Pee, Puke, and Poop.
We are loving P week and all of the language learning opportunities and ideas that it is giving us. Check it out! 19 weeks to go!