I'm taking advantage of Parker's loooonnnng summer break to teach him his letters. We can't start our reading program until he can recognize both upper- and lower-case of all letters. He has learned some letter names in Portuguese, which makes for some interesting interchanges.
We're up to I.
Mommy: This is a Big I and this is a Little i. What's this (pointing to Big I)?
Mom: No, it is pronounced EE in Portuguese, but we say I (aye) in English.
Mom: This is an igloo. I makes an ih sound like in igloo. What other words start with the ih sound?
Park: CHURCH! Church starts with I!
[clicking sound is heard as pieces fall into place in Mommy's brain]
Mom: Very Good! Igreja starts with I.