I hope you had fun practising Lámh signs for summer in the garden from last weeks blog. Garden games are ideal for working on gross motos skills, language and communication, but above all, it just gives us a great opportunity to have fun together.
Today I will change the topic completely and I am going to show you a sign for one of most children’s favourite foods: pizza! It’s an easy sign to copy so be sure if your child is a pizza lover (like mine) get them signing this one.
The sign of the week starting next Monday the 8th of June is PIZZA.
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With the kids being at home full time there days, there are more opportunities to get them involved in everyday routines around the house. Cooking, especially baking, it’s a winner with kids, particularly if you don’t mind them exploring with the ingredients and making a mess. ? I know that many of you are baking with the children, as it’s a great way of keeping them entertained at the same time we make delicious desserts.
The sign of the week starting next Monday the 11th of May is TO COOK.
Today we are having a wet day here in Co. Wicklow, so the kids have been inside the house all day ?. I am trying to keep them busy and moving so we are playing our favourite playlist in Spotify while dancing in the sitting room.
This gave me an idea for the sign of the week… DANCE.
Listening to music and dancing will help us too to keep the spirits up during this lockdown.
I hope you and your family are doing well at this time.
The sign of the week starting next Monday the 4th of May is DANCE.
It?s a month already since we went into lockdown. There have been good days and not so good days, and we are all realising it will take some time before we can all return to some kind of normality. It?s important that now more than ever we look after each other.
While during the first two weeks of the lockdown I battled with my kids to get homework done and got frustrated as they didn?t want to cooperate as much as I would have liked, I decided to take the foot off the pedal and relieve the pressure for everyone.
Reading has always been my go-to educational activity since my son Sebastian was born. When he was little, he would also refuse to do to speech and language therapy exercises with me, or anything that resembled work to him.
Back then I resorted to something we both loved doing: reading. I brought bedtime forwards so we could spend over an hour reading books in his bedroom. To this date, we still do it. I have read so many books to him, from all the Maisy Mouse stories to Julia Donaldson?s books, the adventures of Horrid Henry, and now all the crazy stories written by David Walliams.
A few days ago we started reading a book called Fing, by David Walliams. The main character is a girl whose parents are librarians. I said to Sebastian ?I bet you would like it if dad and myself were librarians?, his face lit up, gave me a big smile and nodded. I know how much he loves going to the library.
Unfortunately, we can?t do our weekly trips to our local library, but we do use the library app BorrowBox, where we can borrow eBooks from Irish libraries.
So Sebastian picked the sign of the week for you this week: to read.
So the Sign Of The Week starting on Monday the 20th of April is TO READ
With Easter approaching, my kids are super excited to do the Easter egg hunt in the garden. I am really amazed by how resilient children are and how quickly they adapt to the new circumstances. They know this year it will be just us doing the Easter egg hunt in the back garden, and they are so looking forward to finding all these yummy chocolate eggs.
This week, Sebastian is teaching you the sign for chocolate, a sign that it will get even the most reluctant communicators signing.
The sign of the week, starting on Monday the 13th of April is CHOCOLATE.