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Group Honk/Hug Friday Thread. I Love Us!!

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hazeyjane Fri 15-Feb-13 15:00:20

Hope it is ok to start the Friday thread this week. After 2 bruising AIBU threads today, I thought it would be nice to start a sn love in (it is Valentines week after all!)

Pull up a beanbag, and grab some caring carrot juice (wine later)

Ds had a 24 hour ECG this week, and another visit to chest dr, lungs still very noisy, he is knackered poor boy. I have been going gluten free baking crazy, having done gf pancakes, mini victoria sponges and chocolate biscuits (or puddles as they could be more accurately described).

Hope everyone has had good weeks.

zzzzz Sat 16-Feb-13 11:50:45

lougle what about an old fashioned moveable alphabet.

www.absorbentminds.co.uk/acatalog/info_L_11_27s.html

Ds does really well with these but you can just print out letters on cards for the same effect. Have cards for high frequency words and topic relevant vocab as well and if you are getting fancy, Velcro lines on a board.

Might be a low tech interim answer, till the iPad can be managed.

I think iPad has been fantastic for ds and couldn't recommend it enough, so worth manoeuvring for IMO.

lougle Sat 16-Feb-13 12:10:31

Oh, sorry, I think I've given the impression she can 'write' on an iPad! She can read 21 words using whole word recognition and she can write 'mum' and 'Millie' by hand independently, with a few other words with a model or hand over hand. No where near spelling yet, although keen and she often says 'E-R-S.....spaceship' so she understands that words are made of letters.

They have been using the IPad to let her take photos and use a story board type app to make up a story.

zzzzz Sat 16-Feb-13 12:19:41

I'd do this then (again make your own not buy),

http://www.absorbentminds.co.uk/acatalog/info_L_12_17o.html

We jumped on letters on huge floor alphabet. So objects in box, stick your hand in, choose, leap from letter to letter to spell.

This is really great for early writing/reading

http://www.absorbentminds.co.uk/acatalog/info_202.html

I wish I could work out how to put photos on my profile, I would love to share some of the activities we do, and create a resource file. There are so many of us pooling our ideas would be awesome.

zzzzz Sat 16-Feb-13 12:21:21

Sorry!
I'd do this then (again make your own not buy),

www.absorbentminds.co.uk/acatalog/info_L_12_17o.html

We jumped on letters on huge floor alphabet. So objects in box, stick your hand in, choose, leap from letter to letter to spell.

This is really great for early writing/reading

www.absorbentminds.co.uk/acatalog/info_202.html

I wish I could work out how to put photos on my profile, I would love to share some of the activities we do, and create a resource file. There are so many of us pooling our ideas would be awesome.

lougle Sat 16-Feb-13 12:54:21

Fab, thank you!

Ilisten2theradio Sat 16-Feb-13 15:47:21

I haven't been around for a few days so the AIBU has totally passed me by.
I must admit I retreat from those sort of threads, I don't find I have the energy to deal with ignorant and predudiced people these days.

I am sorry to hear that so many of you have had difficult weeks.
Yesterday DS invited 2 new friends (from new school) back and DD had a friend who had moved away over for a sleepover before the birthday party today so it was all go in this household. No chance of the radio being heard!
Actually it has been a quiet week for me until the madness of yesterday. I am holding my breath wondering why it has all been so smooth in fact.

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