School diners & emotions…..

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A few weeks ago Teddie tried school dinners for the first time, the pictures above make my heart melt.

Something so insignificant to others is a massive achievement for Teddie, us & the school. Teddies teacher very kindly videoed his first attempt at lining up with his tray. The reaction from the other children, teachers, kitchen staff and midday assistances was honestly like they had all won the lottery. They were all so pleased Teddie managed it all, & he even ate it!

Teddie is still insisting on taking his lunch box to school on the days he has school dinners as its part of his morning & lunchtime routine. 

This week we have had snow again, as much as Teddie enjoys the snow he doesn’t like it around his school shoes. He became very distressed when walking to school he’s trying to avoid the snow as much as possible- which is impossible at times.

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Teddie’s obsession with Doc McStuffin has returned with a bang, we are subjected to Doc Christmas, Doc nightingale & Doc gulping gator on constant repeat!

Along-side Doc McStuffins Teddie is OBSESSED with Julia Donalson’s book

“The smartest giant in town”

We all know it word-for-word even the teachers as he loves to read it at school. Teddie copies the giant throughout the story especially when he loses his trousers!

The last few months we have also been reading Anna Llenas’s book;

“The colour monster”

Throughout the book, it has different colours represent a feeling, which encourages children to open up and discuss how they feel. I have been reading it aloud even when Teddie isn’t paying attention and it’s obviously been going in.

While watching Doc McStuffins Gulpy Gulpy Gators, Doc fixes Gustave, the green gator as he’s broken. Teddie came up to me and said;

“Gator sad”

This is the first time I have witnessed Teddie associating a feeling & emotion with what he’s seeing, he was completely right Gustave was sad!  Teddies school have also said he has been using happy & sad to learn things he likes and dislikes! I would highly recommend this book!!

When Teddie has a better understanding of his emotions it will help with no end. His communication is increasing daily, hopefully, we can understand his worries and fears better once he hs the ability to share his emotions with us!

We love our bear and would never have him any other way.

 

 

 

 

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