Early Literacy Skills Morning “Work” for Toddlers

I love to leave carefully positioned toys and activities out for Noah to discover in the morning.  I call it his “morning work.”  It’s something to keep him occupied in the time between his morning banana and breakfast while I sit back, relax, and enjoy my coffee.  Unfortunately, life got busy, and I haven’t put anything out for Noah in at least a month — which means that morning coffee is quite rushed, and I miss watching his eyes light up each morning. He really loves to wake up to these surprises.

  
I had a bonus day off this weekend, so I’m feeling quite refreshed. This means that I actually remembered to set something out for Noah. 
 
I spent twenty minutes looking for Noah’s alphabots until I found them neatly put away in a basket on the shelf. I guess that’s where they belong now!
 
I’m extremely curious about his reading abilities. He knows most of his alphabet, and he can name one or more words that go with each letter. I had elaborate plans for toys and games we would eventually do to learn the alphabet, but he beat me to it.
He has identified words in books that surprise me — making me wonder if my assumption that he has memorized certain books and can recite them from memory and picture clues is wrong. I am wondering if he actually recognizes some of these words by sight.
 
My question: Does he recognize the same word out of context? I’m not sure, but I can’t resist the urge to test it out. I gave him some context clues for tomorrow! We haven’t read this book many times, and it’s not a book he reads to me yet, either.
 
I wanted to make “Up” to go with A Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss, but he doesn’t have alphabot P yet. The alphabots are in his prize box, so he’s gradually “earning the alphabet.”
I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with this!

𝐴𝑙𝑝ℎ𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑁𝑜𝑎ℎ’𝑠 𝑓𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑛𝑜𝑤. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑡 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒. (𝐹𝑢𝑙𝑙 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒, 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑘) https://amzn.to/3FZYaK0

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