Staley had an early fascination with letters. She has refrigerator letters and bathtub letters, and she has learned to recognize most of her upper case alphabet. Lately, however, her interest has taken a new twist. She has realized that letters represent things, and so she always wants to know what letters 'are for.' She knows that 'S is for Staley.' She has tried to build on that knowledge, with amusing results. During bath time, she will pick up a letter and tell us 'T is for Daddy.' Or 'X is for Mommy.' Or 'O is for Grammie.' Sometimes she will pause, as if asking us to fill in the blank. The other day while playing with her refrigerator magnets, she held up the 'c' and asked, "C is for... (waiting for my reply.)" I answered with "C is for Cade," to which she promptly corrected, "No. C is for...Olivia."
She may not have the full concept yet, but you've got to admire the self-assurance.