‘Mummy fail’…

I took J to local library today to explore the kids area. J (usually) loves books so thought it would be great idea. We got there and there was a craft activity. J went to the table so I thought ‘ok we’ll give it a go’. I paid our £1 and J then ran off…

Pumpkins and donkeys…family time.

Random title, I know! Today J, Daddy and myself went to the Pumpkin Patch to explore.  Pumpkin… I was saying the word ‘pumpkin’ every other breath to get this word into J’s mental word bank. Even I’m fed up of the word now, haha. The Makaton for ‘pumpkin’ is actually quite difficult so don’t know…

How am I doing?

I’m new to this blogging malarkey. In all honesty I started it as a way to order my thoughts and keep some sanity. I have had lovely message via Facebook about how it’s helped others and it’s been great to have ‘kindred spirit’ going through the same experiences. I’ve noticed that most my commenters are…

Today’s speech therapy

Today J had another speech therapy session. I was excited (am I allowed to say I’m excited for speech therapy?) as J could show off how well he’s taken to pecs. It still hits me sometimes that I’m so excited about J communicating with symbols… where most families are posting the new words and new…

Autumn fun…

Today we were having fun exploring munchkins (small pumpkin) and conkers. J is fussy over textures so we try to do sensory/messy play whenever we can to de-sensitize him.  How did we help him? So it wasnt too overloading we only put a thin layer of paint on the paper plate (I love using paper…

Bananas :D

Well yesterday we had an exciting day. J went to his additional needs group with Daddy and at snack time he asked for “na-na” (banana). They weren’t sure if it was coincidence so asked him again and he said it again.  I missed it 😦  I was at a full day training course so I…

It’s becoming part of everyday life…

Thank you being patient whilst J has been poorly. Now he’s on the mend I can start posting regularly again. J has asthma and is flares up when he has a cold so it’s been a challenging week. Luckily J is fantastic at taking his inhaler and likes to make Darth Vader sounds into the…

Mirror world…

J’s favourite place to the play is laying on his side in the floor and pushing his vehicles back and forth. It’s always been fascinating to watch (for a long time it’s been a family joke that it’s because he had such a big head at birth that it’s too heavy to keep upright, haha)…

Say it again…

J loves books. We’ve read multiple books everyday since he was a baby. It was built into me that reading books helps with language and speech. So, what went wrong? Why is it that after I do all the ‘right’ things J is only just starting to babble? Sometimes I blame myself, sometimes I get…

One small step for J…

Today J used his pecs symbols without the second adult as the prompt. He’s doing really well with single symbols. I am going to try to learn how to post videos on here so you can see how we are using pecs to communicate but for now I can only put them on our facebook…