Archive for Fun acticities

Wednesday 10/07/91 – Painting A Bus

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

Today I cut out the aeroplane from inside the egg boxes we get. Hughan enjoyed playing with it when I had made it.

I went to Vil’s school to listen to the children read.

At dinner time I drew Hughan a bus, which he asked for. He says ‘bu’ for bus.

(This is a picture of Hughan painting the bus I drew for him)

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(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

 

Tuesday 09/07/91 – A Jumping Castle

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

We went to see friends for tea. Hughan and his friend played with trucks, buses and tractors. They also played well together.

Our friends have a cat and Hughan was saying ‘at’ (for cat) and ‘meow’.

Vil was out for lunch.

Hughan and I went to a party in the afternoon. They had a jumping castle which Hughan enjoyed for three quarters of the time we were there.

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He joins in well with the others and copies them often, with what they are doing.

He decided to try climbing a tree today.

We went and fetched Vil at our friends house, again we went on the bumpy road and Hughan says ‘bum, bum, bum!’

While I get the boys dinner ready they love drawing pictures.

 

I ask Hughan ‘what should mummy draw?’ and tonight he said ‘uck’ (for truck) – so I drew him a truck.

He drew in the road. He put in the sun and he kept drawing while I was busy.

Vil also enjoys drawing.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Monday 08/07/91 – Playing With Toy Aeroplanes

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

Hughan and I played with his aeroplanes, airport, cars and road mat.

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Hughan tries to say ‘helicopter’ and he is also trying to say ’up in the air’.

I went to candlewicking class and Hughan was very happy to stay at home. He went and opened the gate.

Vil had tennis in the afternoon.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Wednesday 03/07/91 – Trying To Repeat The Words

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

I hid the toy cars for Hughan, around the house using all the rooms.

We went through the actions – slow, fast, stop, go, pull and push – also swinging and picking me up (I picked Hughan up and he was trying to pick me up).

Hughan tried to repeat all the words as I was saying it (this was great fun).

I went to school to listen to Vil’s class reading.

Hughan rode his tricycle in the kitchen before dinner using the pedals. He was very pleased with himself.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Friday 28/06/91 – Fast and Slow

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

I hid the trucks around the house again today.

Afterwards we got the road mat out and we played with the cars and trucks.

I told Hughan ‘the trucks are slow and the cars are fast’. I was making the noise of the cars.

When we had finished I put Hughan in his trolley and I was showing him – fast and slow (he was sitting in the trolley and I was pushing him).

We also did it moving slowly and running fast.

We had a visit to the doctor again. He will be on antibiotics for another week.

Cricket in the afternoon.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Thursday 30/05/91 – Nature Study

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress.

Vil left his satchel at home, so Hughan and I walked to the school to take it to him.

On our way we had a lovely nature study lesson. Looking at the leaves on the grounds and in the trees, I showed him where they had come from.

We stopped and looked at flowers and smelt them, the sand and the stones and the grass.

We also stopped to look at the birds and we saw a beetle and the butterfly as well.

We watched the ants going into their nest hole.

It was a lovely outing and Hughan tried to copy most words.

Towards the end of our walk I started to ask him “where is the grass?” and he would show me.

He came home with his hand and pockets full of what we had collected. It was great fun.

In the afternoon we went to our usual play group get-together.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Wednesday 10/04/91 – Visiting Family In UK

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Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town, knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone, so she could track Hughan’s progress.

We arrived at Heathrow airport at about 7am. We caught a connecting flight to Plymouth which arrived at about 11am and my Dad was there to meet us.

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It’s great to be with the folks in UK and the weather is quite good.

Since we arrived in UK we have all had a bit of hay fever.

Hughan is not responding to us as well as before we left home.

We are doing auditory training work with him and hopefully he improves.

We have been on long walks, boat rides and visits to the shops.

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My sister and her husband are also at my folks house with there daughters. They are seven and three years old so the children all played well.

We have bought a swing which is in the garage so we can swing Hughan any time – his balance seems to have improved a lot.

My folk’s house is situated at the entrance of a harbour and built into a cliff so we watch ships, boats and yachts going in and out all day.

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We also get to see jets flying low and helicopters.

Hughan has got four of the ‘Spot’ books and also one of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’. We got him the Thomas torch and a toy train which he loves.
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On our walks we see sheep and cattle grazing in the fields.

The birds are also always flying about and all the spring flowers are out.

Hughan likes walking with Willem and will walk for miles.

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It is great being together as a family. Willem has spent a lot of time with the boys. Hughan is still trying to say new words all the time.

Take care. Thanks

Sue (will be returning home on 12 May)
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(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Monday 11/03/91 – Drawing Around Hughan

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town, knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone, so she could track Hughan’s progress.

Today I decided to get a large piece of paper and draw around Hughan’s outline while he lay on the paper.

Then we gave the drawing eyes, nose, ears, mouth, hair, neck, arms, tummy etc.

When we had finished naming the parts we painted the picture.

I compared the parts of the body to Hughan and I. Then I gave the drawing a shirt, shorts and shoes. Hughan enjoyed the session.

We saw friends in the morning and while Vil was at his afternoon activities, we went to visit a friend.

We swam when we all got home.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )