...I'd like to share a little dialogue I had with Abby this morning. We work throughout the day on "academic" skills in the context of the regular playing and conversing that we do. Here's proof that we have a ways to go:
ME: Abby, do you know what rhymes with "cat"?
ABBY: Umm, hat?
ME: Yes, good job! Do you know what rhymes with "cup"?
ABBY: I KNOW, I KNOW!!
ME: Super! What rhymes with "cup"?
Note to self: keep working on rhyming words.