We haven’t done anything yet today, but I wanted to put an entry in to cover what sort of things we have been doing recently.
Dd decided last night that she can read to me and the baby (currently a 39 week bump) and paraphrased the book that I’d just read to her really well. I was very impressed as previously she has refused to read, saying that she doesn’t know how to. Not that I’ve been pressuring her – quite the opposite, she keeps telling me that she wants to read, but then won’t let me do anything to help her.
Our other activity of the week has been chess – again her idea. We’ve got the chess board out a number of times, discussed all the names of the pieces, and then set up the board. To play a game we’ve dropped it down so that she has her rooks and a king and I just have a king. That seems to work pretty well – she gets to concentrate on the real aim of the game, and she can learn the moves to those specific pieces. We did have tears when I managed to take one of her rooks though – not quite sure how to deal with that!
Anything else? Oh yes, she has just started to feed her doll in a natural manner – love to have been a fly on the wall if she did that at nursery yesterday!