Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Time!

Daddy Peter came home the other day with three pumpkins: A Daddy, A Mommy, and a Baby O Pumpkin! He also brought home this wonderful sensory experience for Olivia. You can tell that his Mother and Sister (and wife!) are all Montessori Trained! We have been working on the sign for Pumpkin and have been working on saying Pumpkin, over and over and over and over and over and over again. Today she saw these sitting on the end table and banged her hands together in a close approximation of the sign and said "PPPPPP". I signed the correct sign for Pumpkin and said Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin as I went to get these off of the table and give them to her. She loved feeling, tasting, throwing and in general having a wonderful sensory experience of Pumpkins and gourds. I would occasionally signing Pumpkin and saying Pumpkin. And occasionally she would say "PPPP" and bang her hands together. The correct sign for Pumpkin is more of a flicking the middle finger on the top of the hand as if one was testing to see if a pumpkin is ripe.


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To Love Endlessly said...

thanks for the tip on signing pumpkin. We are making pumpkin pie this week AND going to the pumpkin patch. What fun to teach M a new sign before all the festivities.

La Casona Rosa said...

It's so fun reading about Olivia's new signs and interests! So many big changes lately!! And her hair has really grown in recently too - so cute!!