Must just blog how impressed i am with this. Nursery are teaching the children to sign this year, i think they have quite a lot of non-verbal children there atm, and Maddy has just come home and shown me the signs for “please” “more please” and “hello.” She did them so beautifully, i was really pleased and she has just taught them to Fran and Amelie.
Anyway, just to prove that this really was the category chosen for Fran :~) , i’ll blog Fran’s day. If i can coax the zoom into action, you may get photos later.
Day started difficult-ly… hmmm… sure there is a real word for that… as we took Maddy to nursery which always unsettles the other big two and also means Josie can’t feed back off to sleep for the morning. In fact, she was wakeful and grouchy all morning and that after a hungry night too. First, i discovered the phone issue and that made all the calls i needed to make that bit harder, then i had the actual calls… argh…
Anyway. I got Fran to make little name plaques for her and Maddy – yesterday i bought little wooden paper trays for them to keep their reading and writing together in – Fran made them out of hama beads for me and they look lovely. I finished my hama card which also looks good- i’ve impressed myself! Then Fran did her writing and reading and did them really nicely and drew me a lovely Father Christmas and then did a couple of quite difficult Hama designs from the value pack i am selling. And then she found the Kings and Queens book and we read about Alfred the great, who came up in OIS this week and then as it happened we took delivery of our rather delayed Horrible Histories package. So we looked through those and she picked out the various characters and peoples who were familiar. I was chuffed with her! Also managed to read the rest of the reptile I Wonder Why book. Not a bad day actually.
Ammi has played even more Reader Rabbit, done train tracks, looked at books- all Ammi stuff! And Josie has just been weighed and is now 9lb 2oz – good mummy milk!
Edit: Just read the bible story of Elijah- probably a bad choice for the rare night that Ammi joined our story time – caused much hilarity anyway. Plus the taxi people are gonig to try and sort out alternative arrangements for Maddy which might possibly help a bit.