Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Friday, March 02, 2007

the centre of attention

yesterday we had they Physio. arrive (as planned) at 1pm, then the Portage lady a half hour later and then the health visitor dropped in - as she was here checking out her camper van which seems to have a new resident in the form of a mouse!
tina (portage) hadn't been for 4 weeks and the progress which Victoria has made was noticable. We have a rather nice wooden galt shape-sorter (thanks ever-so-much Naomi!) which has the 'easy' holes at one end and the tricky ones at the other. Victoria has been learning not only to get the circle in but also the square and the triangle. The tireder she becomes the more reluctant she is to go beyond the circle and instead she picks up the holder and shakes it while looking at me.
I always AM amazed at how well children can communicate when they have no words and it is great fun watching Victoria learning the subtelties of communication. On Saturday we had another family whose little girl can sit but not go anywhere. She and Victoria were looking at one another, and communicating with little noises. When Victoria picked up a book which Keziah had been looking at Keziah made a little 'disappointed' noise whereupon Victoria looked at her face and carefully returned the book. Mind you, when Victoria got it again later she was less willing to hand it back! When Tina arrived yesterday Victoria didn't see her come in but having studied her face she obviously recognised her. The next thing Victoria did was to look in the most likely place for that exciting basket of things which are brought for her to do and explore. Then she looked earnestly at Tina, then at the basket, extending her hand in the direction of it, communicating very effectively that she would like to play with something from in there!
We're all off to Oxford today with our two Swiss visitors. We are going to the Ashmolean museum and looking at the martyrs memorial - it looks like it will be a perfect day for it.


  • At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Kathy said…

    So good to hear how dear Victoria is progressing and how she brings you all so much joy. Praise the Lord.

  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger PeterinScotland said…

    I had occasion to look up the word "portage" yesterday or the day before in connection with my Open University studies. I haven't looked again, but I thought it had to do with carrying boats from one river to another!

  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    Hope you have a good day out in Oxford. Looking forward to seeing some updated photos of Victoria.

    Love from Sue and the Perks

  • At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am glad Victoria's enjoying the toy. Give her a big hug from me.


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