We have a new morning tradition...

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Registered: 05-24-2003
We have a new morning tradition...
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Thu, 05-29-2003 - 10:59am
Our new morning tradition is WHINING. lol... Yes. Blues Clues comes on at 8, then dora at 8:30, then blues cluses at 9 and then dora at 9. or something like that. Well, everymorning, we whine for blues when it goes off. i try to explain it is time for Dora. Then she whines when Dora goes off. Then i explain it is time for Blues.

EVERY SINGLE MORNING. My printer is out of ink, otherwise i would try to make her some flash cards or something to SHOW her a picture of what is coming on next. We dont get paid til next week, so our new morning ritual has begun.

Helen

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-29-2003 - 1:51pm
Ah yes, the whining. We are quite familiar with this situation. Thankfully, Eva doesn't seem to be as gung-ho about it as Jade and Ayla did at 3yo. But she's still young so she has time to catch up on her quota. LOL

The flash cards are a really good idea. When Jade was younger we got tired of trying to explain to her that just because she wanted to watch a show on TV didn't mean that the show would actually be on. She had no clue and I was out of words. So Dh, being the wonderful Aspie teacher that he is, made a game involving the characters from Nick Jr. We printed the icons and pics from http://www.dltk-kids.com/ , just go down to the Favorite Friends section on the left. You can't miss it since it has a big picture of Blue right next to it. Anyway, Dh made a picture TV schedule for her that she could look at. Then he made some flash cards and mixed them up. The idea was for her to put he cards in order without looking at her schedule. After a while we started attaching times to them. She did better with analogue clockface than with the writen (or digital clockface) times. I think that was because she could actually SEE how many minutes were left until Blue came on again. It made it very concrete for her, instead of having to imagine the minutes in her head.

Peace,

candes

Peace,
Candes  
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Registered: 05-24-2003
Thu, 05-29-2003 - 2:01pm
WHat a great idea!!! I need to get hubby to get a new printer cartridge. I am a learner by seeing. I can probably take an engine apart and put it back together if i saw someone else do it. Cooking is very hard for me, because most recipes dont have step by step pictures. And i have a hard time knowing what the food is supposed to look like. Making things like Potato soup, very hard. Knowing exactly when to mix the flour, how much and then when to add the milk.

My husband is the opposite. He can read an NT server manual, and then go and work on a computer/server and knows exactly what he is doing. He teaches himself or has buddies walk him through things on the phone. And i am in awe. I just cant do that.

I have a feeling Catie is going to be alot like me. I couldnt tell time on a standard clock until i was in 4th grade because no one sat down and taught me how to. My dad finally did, and it took 5 minutes. He was surprised that the schools had never taught me that. I just never learned.

So, if i get myself geared for a child who learns by seeing, it should make it easier for me and harder for DH. But that is ok, he isnt here half the time anyways.

Thanks for the tips!!!

Helen