Different learning experiences for our toddlers and pre schoolers. Doesn't mean we don't care, or think they are stupid, or put them in front of the iPad all day. It's great if you want to teach your child what you have and it suits them - please don't put others down for choosing differently for their own reasons.
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26-04-2012 07:26 #31
26-04-2012 07:55 #32
In regards to his speech delay- I would start introuducing letter sounds.
DS speech therapy did this with DS about this time before Kindergarten (NSW) and it worked wonders.
We did a bingo system. I did up a whole lot of sheets with 3x3 squares with basic letters in them (no vowels- easy letters to start off with). and I use to read out basic words and he'd have to tick them off. We mostly did these in the car because we were/are time poor. For example, I'd write out T, B, C, F (some doubled up obviously) and than read out words like Tin, Bin, Can, Fun etc). Really helped as kids with speech delays often have reading issues.
26-04-2012 18:18 #33
OP: my dd could take herself to the toilet, take her shoes on and off (Velcro) and could write her name! That's it!! The teachers reckon she's doing great
26-04-2012 18:27 #34
No iPads in this house either, we do have a computer, but my daughter doesn't even know how to use the mouse. I wish she did, might give me 5 minutes peace
26-04-2012 18:33 #35Senior Member
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I would focus more on social skill stuff like sharing, turn taking, putting items away, manners, tying laces, zippers etc
Maybe also things like cutting an gluing, counting to ten, recognizing own name, some letters of alphabet... Relax by No Means is your child expected to know numbers to 100 or count in fives and tens.. That is year one stuff
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26-04-2012 18:39 #36
I should add that last year in pre-Kindy DS was top of the class at using scissors His speech delay meant he couldn't talk but he was a dab-hand at scissors (We have to cling onto these achievements!)
He's pretty good at the whole turn taking, sharing, putting stuff away. He can do zippers too but struggles to connect the two bits together. He loves craft - cutting out stuff, painting, sticking etc. I guess it's more concepts where I need some reassurance. He still doesn't get concepts like "yesterday" or a week/last week etc.
26-04-2012 18:51 #37
26-04-2012 18:53 #38
26-04-2012 18:54 #39
Coop doesnt get the concepts of time with this week,last week etc either so dont stress over it. One day it will click for him.
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26-04-2012 20:24 #40Senior Member
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From experience and talking to teachers, it's best to concentrate on mastering the basics - a good solid grounding in basics and confidence will carry your child far further in school than hot housing a child.
The basics like self care, blowing noses, washing hands well, basic dressing and undressing for toileting etc, being able to wipe their bottoms, how to open and shut lunch boxes and containers, the names of things like pencils and seats etc.
A child who is comfortable and confident with self care will generally translate into a child who is confident to learn.
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