I was teaching Joey to recognize and write different numbers so I was writing each one very slowly on a piece of paper. He was sitting next to me, and I thought he was catching on. With each number I flippantly made up a little rhyme like “make a triangle, then one line MORE, - that is how you make a FOUR.” Or “ make a top circle, then down one LINE, that is how you make a NINE.”
I thought he was getting it then I wrote a seven and said, “Across the sky and down from heaven, that is how you make a _______” I looked at him expectantly.
“…. Piano??...??” He asked hesitantly.