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Maths and Jumping

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Yesterday we got back to business (after getting our hair done) after having this nasty vomiting bug going around! 

Lady P was ready to work!  She did some Maths at the board so she could stand instead of sit.  I began to notice her struggle with counting backwards while doing subtraction. So I decided to get her to jump backwards as many jumps as she needed to subtract. So 12-4 meant  she jumped back 4 while counting from 12.  I realised this took quite a bit of coordination; however, she enjoyed this activity and kept asking for more subtraction problems. Her brain moves at a mile-a-minute so this helped her to focus!  All the movement really aided her understanding! 

I also have come to realise that when I teach her something new, it seems to take a few days to sink in and suddenly, she can do it! Patience and perseverance are the basis of teaching! I find that difficult when it’s your own child! 


We also started our work on Little Red Riding Hood. We read one version then started writing a brief storyboard.  I have researched ADHD a lot and one thing that stands out is that they have wonderful ideas but their hands can’t write as fast as their minds move so they forget what they want to write.  So I get Lady P to tell me what she wants to write, then I remember it for her so she can focus on writing instead of remembering. This has taken the stress out of writing for now.  I am researching programmes for the iPad which will type what she dictates as she loves telling stories!

ABCs

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Lady P is showing a genuine keenness for learning! She loves practising her writing! I recently bought ABC’s Write and Wipe!: Lowercase Letters [With Pen] (Kumon Flash Cards)She loves using them with dry wipe pens and especially enjoys using a baby wipe to clean the cards afterwards.

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These cards are great value for money. They are quite large, which is great for little hands that don’t have the fine motor skills yet to make small letters. On one side is a green picture with the word; on the other side is the traceable letter (this set is lower case). Usually, she will look at the picture, say the word then flip it over and write the letter. I usually help her by saying the sound of the letter which she repeats.

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This pack also comes with five additional cards that have smaller pictures on one side and traceable letters on the other.

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Overall, I give this product two thumbs up as they are a quality item which my daughter loves using!