Last week at Lincoln’s parent/teacher conference, his speech therapist showed us some exercises she’s been working on with Lincoln.
Lincoln sometimes has a difficult time when he’s incorporating two words. He’ll often leave the first word out. Or if it’s a two syllable word, he’ll leave out the first syllable. For example, the word “cupcake,” will become “cake.”
She showed me a flip chart she’s been using with him to practice two words, or more than one syllable words. She started with something easy. Two pictures of a ghost. However, the word she used was “Boo.” His therapist will have him practice saying “Boo Boo.”
Once he mastered this exercise, she changed things up a bit. She kept the first picture “Boo” but changed the second picture to something else. A bee.
This exercise prompted Lincoln to say both “Boo” and “Bee.”
I do not know why Jared and I BOTH did not figure this out….but his speech therapist is teaching Lincoln how to essentially say “BOOBIE!!!”
I don’t think that’s her intention, at all. I mean, obviously. She’s ju st trying different consonant and vowel sounds. BUT, we absolutley didn’t pick up on this!! I was explaining the exercise to my mom, and she couldn’t stop laughing.
And just for the heck of it, here’s a video of Lincoln saying, “Boo Bee.” He was really excited when he saw these photos on my laptop screen. I think he recognized them from school!!
So, my kid can say “Boobie.” Whatever. He’s talking! 🙂