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Last week sam was in Libya, Algeria etc and that really left us feeling abit low. I have let the kids completly enjoy the initial outlet, the kids desperately wanted after the exams, last two to three weeks and now it has started to fade off. They are getting restless and need some form of constructive routine. As such we have been sleeping at the wee hours of the night/morning and having breakfast at lunch !!
Playstation ~ computer games and Cartoons are the only agendas in their lives at the moment. These kids have really had to bury their heads in alot many books this year and thats why I felt it was ok to let them just “Chill out”.
Hopefully they will be getting into a better schedule with activities and sports shortly. Till then, I am going to relax too.
Last week, we played with salt. The boys not only made signs and alphabets but they also enjoyed making things with it. I could see sawaab making improvements in his spelling, but unfortunetly there was little to no progress in Eman’s case, it saddened me to see, how desperately he tried and kept trying. There is immense zest in this little fellow to “try” and try he does only he constantly looks at my face for reactions. He excels with just a little encouragement but perhaps I am the one who really needs to practise more patience with him.
All you need is a large tray, some salt and a few pieces like twigs, combs or plastic knives. It adds a whole lot of fun to an afternoon.
abba I miss u, by sawaab .. message for his father by sawaab
He has written his name : as emna where as it is Eman !
struggling to read and write
Bilal, taking it a step ahead. Blowing to make designs later using a straw too.
Hopefully we will be making salt dough tomorrow, and thats a whole new dimension of fun and experimentation.