Tag Archive | parenting

Letting the Imagination Run Riot

 

You ChooseI saw this on Amazon, and as I like and have bought a lot of Nick Sharrat’s illustrated books for the sprog I though we would give it a go. Blow me down if it wasn’t a smash hit from page one! Read More…

Pop-Up Cards

 

making cards

Every occasion in the calendar provides an opportunity to do some sort of themed activity with the sprog. None so easy as making christmas cards. We used one of my resource books from when I was teaching in England to make some pop up christmas cards. Read More…

The Logic of English

Take 56 minutes to watch this from beginning to end. Don’t put it off untill tomorrow. Do it today. Denise Eide, the speaker, has done something marvellous. She has uncovered the logic of the English language. Read More…

Clouds on a Sunny Day

cloudy sky

It is a beautiful day today, but there were clouds in our house as the issue of balanced readingĀ and practice became a problem. Read More…

How It Was, How It Is

maximus

Well it was never quite like that, but sometimes it was a battle. I have taken some time over the past week to write what I think is a fairly comprehensive report on my efforts introducing literacy to my daughter and developing that to the point of reading. Read More…

Questions for Kids

questions for kidsI made this on the fly today. It’s an offshoot of the reading from one of my MA modules and is based on a table I saw on the web. Although I’m sure there are areas that need a re-think, it was an interesting challenge. It highlighted for me the need to talk around a subject and ask more questions to further increase the range of language I use with my daughter. Read More…

Growing Pains

in the cold

As much as I try to support my daughter in her bicultural life, there are some times when it is painful to be the minority language parent. This is an example of one such difficult time. Read More…