Boy learns the alphabet on his own. Father takes credit.

So apparently the combination of the letters on the refrigerator and an amazing iPad app have taught my two year-old son to identify almost all of the capital and lower case letters of the alphabet.

While getting him ready for bed, he began randomly calling out the letters on a pillow in his room.


My wife couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. We had no idea. We had done nothing to teach him his letters so far.

We didn’t even know that he was aware of the existence of letters. 

It turns out that Charlie can name every letter if we point to it, and he can locate every letter if we name it first.

The boy essentially learned the entire alphabet (and many of the sounds that the letters make) on his own.

We must be amazing parents.