But lately, I've allowed her to sit on my lap and she gets to type away randomly on the laptop.
This has since turned out to be extremely effective way to get her to locate and recognise the letters on the 'kamputa'.
Her favourite letters for a while have been o for owl, m for maeva and s for snake/samoa, w for wine.
Tonight, I wrote the alphabet on paper and got her to type each one on the keyboard, then, she gets to copy my letters on the paper, ya know, a la 'faikau pi'.
Much to my amazement, she was able to do both tasks beautifully and also memorise lots more letters.
She now can write two words: "MOM" and "WOW" (Are you asleep yet?).
I was oh-so-proud of my girl and while I was gloating about how she was gonne be sooooo the smartest kid in the world, she grabbed the Permanent Marker and wrote the letters on the laptop screen, and my gloating ended abruptly.
ANyhow, here's what she did tonight, all her typing, i just told her what to type using the paper,,...go ahead, fall asleep now.
13 May 2010