This is because I am consciously aware of the fact that we are fastly approaching the summer holiday. I am not good at adapting to change due to my autism, so I need to plan a system in place with how I am going to get through it. Previous years I tend to get quite obsessed with it but this year I am trying to be general and just have options of things to do when I feel like tearing my hair out.
I have also been to the library and withdrew some books out. I have lost my mojo to read physical books recently so purposely took the time to find some good books to get my teeth stuck into.
My youngest gave me a scare this week, whilst at nursery he fell on a balancing beam and the beam sprang up into his face. So, he has a gorgeous massive brush on his nose, close to his eye socket. Luckily his eyesight is ok and mainly superficial bruising rather then any damage.
Today is take your child to the library day and therefore I want to write about why I feel it is a positive activity to do regular with your child.
Firstly, if you make it a fun day out for your child, such as getting on a bus, grabbing a drink and checking out the books that are available at your local library. This can be a positive influence on the way that child views reading and furthermore can create excitement and a sense of adventure.
The library is such a brilliant place as it is open to everyone no matter what your background. At the library there is so much choice and diverse range of books to take out for free so you don’t have to worry about how much it is going cost buying books.
Going to the library can give your child the sense of independence in choosing the books that they like the look of. This can also help your child to get motivation to want to read them as it is something that they are interested in the first place.
With getting your children to join up with the library, they have their own library card, meaning that they have there own responsibility. It teaches the child to look after books and also makes sure that the books get back on time or they will quickly learn that if you do not follow rules there will be consequences. Personally, I feel this is such a valuable lesson to learn for the child to learn in life that with choice.
Giving the child the opportunity in accessing the library services allows that child to learn, understand and create imagination. It can help with their education, learning and allow the child to explore. It can also give the child confidence in themselves as they learn more and more information.
This is because it is half term and I love a good old cliché 😉
It has been lovely not to rush around in the morning but we have also been decorating the boys bedroom. So long days and chaos. It will be worth in the end however it is currently solid work. Plus trying to entertain children has made me a bit worn out.
Though I did enjoy rythme time this week with the boys. We have not done it for so long as the boys are both in nursery now. The boys enjoyed the library with the singing and having the opportunity to chose a book. It really is the simple things that can give you so much pleasure. I have learnt so much recently in watching children and their perspective. You always think you will be the teacher when you become a parent. That is not always the case as children teach you things too.
Anyhow enough of the emotional crap I had a day out child free this week also. I so needed a break and I went to Birmingham. I went on the tram as I am a bit of a geek like that. I love it, it is so ace and easy to get to places. I now have to take my boy which I know he will love it so much!
Also while I was in Birmingham I treated myself to some gorgeous multi coloured pens from Paperchase.