Tiger and I are having too much screen time (I say as I type at the computer manically updating the blogg ;0))
Today has been a bit yelly and screamy and lovely and agravating….one of those extreme kind of days.
Tiger was helpful this morning when we had a mad rush to get the recycling and the dustbins out before the men came or be left with this weeks rubbish. We played leaping about on a continents twister style game and he knew Asia, North America, Australasia and we reminded ourselves of the others.
He then put on Scooby doo whilst I was getting Ot dressed upstairs and I checked my emails and caught up on a few (normally we do not watch TV in the day, but recently TV and Computer seems to be creeping in more and more…..)
We then did a heap of JCB playing, sawing and general play stuff.
I did some reading with Ot (dig dig digging over and over and some little bob books.) He was adding the last words int he sentences and was pointing out colours when asked eg can you find the blue digger….he also is talking load- at the moment and really making himself understood, stringing words together like:readthe book, fix it please (yes honest with a please),. come on I’ll show you (followed by dragging you to what he wants you to see/do) and he says some really cute things like chatterbox!
Off went the TV (relatively calmly) then we did some cuisinaire rod play, finding 2 rods that were the same as five which Tiger found really hard and was obviously not getting, then we used the cards to play a game that focused on more/less which was fun although I had to cheat to get Tiger to win as he couldn’t compe with a sting of losses (who can ;0))
Then more TV whilst I sorted dinner, washing and snuckin blog updating.
We tried some phonics and introduced ow (long o)but other than that dindn’t do much. Ot added e to his letter sounds and we’ll probably just reinforce those for a couple of days. Ot did some tower building and car/garage playing. There was also lots of fire engine action.
More TV and more Blog/email.
Then we did some gluing and sticking, Tiger created a piccy of his dad wheeling the wheely bin in the wind (he’s scared of the wind and has a real thing about it blowing things away since strong winds blew our bin around the road a bit). Ot did some manic gluing and then some glittering and sticking on to letters I drew in glue. Tiger remembered the ow sound form earlier but said it made 2 sounds ow (cow) and ow (low) I must try and find out if there is some kind of rule for knowing which it is…….
We cleaned up and had tea, whilst this was cooking Tiger read 3/4 of the read write inc books he seemed to enjoy these as they had more of a story t them which he liked. Lots of fab sounding out and discussion about the books, characters and feelings.
Nanny and grandad came over (long story but grandad was helping out with dh’s car going to the garage but mechanic had phoned to cancel and I’dmissedthe call and not checked the messages-bu**er). I went to the gym after a brief hello,first time this year and it was hard but good I will go twice a week!
Got home, Ot won’t go to sleep but am now going totry giving himmilk in bed in the dark in the ho[pes he’ll get the idea it’s bed time!
The day was interspersed with lots of rushes of anger/frustration from TIger, screams/yells instead ofwords relly is upsetting and frustrating that some days he can and others he can’t the differences for today were tiredness possible and screen time there was not only too much TV for him but too much Computer for me so we all got cranky and frustrated. Will do better tomorrow.