Brett and I are always trying to repeat the A-B-Cs, spell out words when we write them for the kids, etc. to start teaching them the building blocks of words and reading.
Peter now knows that P-E-T-E-R spells "Peter" and recognizes his own name and Aaron's name when they are written.
He also seems to know that a series of letters make a word. The only flaw in his particular method of spelling is that he only wants to use 2 letters: "A" and "O" (we think this was picked up when we were spelling Aaron's name for him).
In the past few days Peter has decided to start spelling things before saying what they are:
He walks up to the dog (we are dog sitting) - "A-O-A doggy!"
He walks up to me - "A-O-A mommy!"
He walks up to Aaron - "A-O-A Aaron"
Oh, and speaking of Aaron; Peter recently started calling him by name, but he procounces it "E-ann" (or Ian).
Hopefully we will have a new video camera soon to start catching this stuff on video!