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

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Here's Victoria hard at work - this morning she actually read teddy - and signed it and matched it (no picture clue) when Ron came in to bring me a cup of rooibosch. At the start of the session the first word she looked at was apple - and she signed apple - so maybe she can read that one too. One can't help pitying her when tipping out all the family-names - there are SUCH a lot to learn. Today I'm not sure that she read any of them but she has got a cold and is suffering from the effects of disturbed sleep over the past couple of days. It IS encouraging though - must get some pics printed so that I can make her a book with short sentences - that will prob. help. That she knows that a collection of letters in a group is a distinct word is an achievement - that she can match them up is another achievement. It's really exciting and encourages me to be a bit more diligent than I have been recently in our daily learning sessions.


  • At 11:59 AM, Blogger Sylvia Lowery said…

    How exciting!!!
    Have you ever heard of the book, "Teach your baby to read"?
    It uses a system which writes familiar words in large red letters. The idea might be good for Victoria because of her sight difficulties.


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