Saturday, March 18, 2006

Did nothing much today. Some people had to come from the landlord to fit draught excluders on our front and back doors which was exciting... thereafter we played cars and read animal books.

I have decided to cut dinosaurs out of our lives for the time being. It is obviously stressing him out. He doesn't need to know about things that are ferocious and deadly and monster-like and huge and death-defying and terrifying. Making a conscious effort not to expose him to anything ugly and frightening at this stage of his life. He needs reassurance and a confirmation that the world is a safe place full of beautiful things.

So the dinosaur books are gone and the DVD has been sent back. He was very understanding about it and didn't quibble. I think he actually wa relieved that we made that decision and we read animal books instead. I have told him that next time he finds something frightening he has to tell us then we won't do it again. He seemed more relaxed.

He watched some wildlife DVDs instead today which were beautiful.

Then we counted to hundred and he surprised me by counting further than I knew he could. He understands the sequence but falls down on the number change, so we worked on 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 and used snap cubes to understand the number in relation to a concrete 'thing'.

Then we played with the buttons I got at Re-Store. He decided it would be our money and he gave me some "because I know you're poor" and that he would buy me a Bentley, but he was going to buy a Hyundai *shrugs*. Sorted beads and basically role played.

Then he assed about too much for my liking. It's getting inane again and he's obviously bored so we sat down to make more flowers. He scrunched the tissue and I did the pipe cleaner:








Then he wanted to look at the carrot and avocado seed:




The root is longer but the leaf seems reluctant to leave the nice, warm niche of the seed...


Leaves doing great but the roots aren't interested in putting in an appearance...



Boss then dug out an old workbook/sticker book which I never really like but seem to be fulfilling a purpose. He can pretty much do them without much input from me now so long as they are basic pre-school stuff. Actually I think I under-estimate the value of these things - he really concentrates on them - loves putting the stickers where they go, and colouring some things in. In fact, books are the central resource of our lives - Boss is just transfixed upon books and Jaws makes a bee-line to them also. And when he grabs one and we let him hold it for a bit (before he cautiously tries to shove it in his gob) he really knows he has something special. Boss is just transported to different worlds through them.

We then read some LW&W and that's it.

3 Comments:

At 8:56 pm, Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

If you don't expose him to anything frightening he'll never vote....

weird carrot...like it

 
At 7:30 pm, Blogger *~H~* said...

Deb, you've got the same mobile phone as me :P

 
At 7:55 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Thats's DHs ;-)

 

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