A couple of months ago Hallie received a felt letter board as a birthday gift. At first she used it to share all kinds of important information with me:
Have question when off phone. (As if I could somehow see the letter board - in her room - while on the phone in my office.)
I want cookie. (What's new.)
Will's feet stink. (True story.)
I love unicorns. (So do I.)
And then I realized I could use it to share all kinds of important information with her.
|(I embellished the board on our craft day back in June.)|
A felt letter board hanging on a little girl's bedroom wall is not a singular solution to the communication challenges ahead. But I think it might come in handy in the long run, and heaven knows I'll use whatever techniques and tools are available if I think they will help my kids hear me and me hear my kids.
On an unrelated note, happy birthday to my dad! So glad we get to celebrate with you, G-Paul!