For part of Nasko's schooling, I thought it would be good to start practicing the art of conversation - specifically answering questions. We'll start with simple questions that have memorizable answers, and then move on to the more complex questions (like, what is your favorite _____...)
We started yesterday and without prompting, here's how Nasko answered his first set of questions:
What is TATY'S name? Taty
What is MAMA'S name? Mama
Do you go to SCHOOL? Yes. Ride the bus. Miss Linda's bus. Go to school. [I was going for "School at home with Mama," not what he did two years ago!]
Do you have SISTERS? No.
How OLD are you? All done seven? [I was going for eight!]
What is your NAME? Nasko
Do you have BROTHERS? Yes. E. Louis.
How ARE you today? Eight. [Much to work on with this one.]
Do you have a PET? Yes. Allen.
When is your birthday? I don't know.
Where do you live? Nasko's house. [Umm. True, I guess!]
Well, we have our work cut out for us, but he did better than I had expected!