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Language continues to develop!

Tonight Carter was playing happily on the floor and as we were all interacting with him and signing around him, he got so excited and then ‘told’ us an elaborate story about his day (well that’s what I reckon it … Continue reading

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Milestones

There are a number of checklists available to families that look at the developmental milestones and language development. In NZ families with deaf children are ¬†given the Monitoring Protocols and these are checked by the parents and AODC. They are … Continue reading

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Language Development

Carter is now 4 1/2 months old and one of his favourite things to do is to watch the Hairy Maclary story in NZSL and the NZSL nursery Rhymes app. Watching these apps is like ‘being read to’ he can … Continue reading

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Learning NZSL

http://youtu.be/_Hvcc0CIy6U Check out the clip of Bella and Nana signing!   Easter weekend away with Great Nana, Nana and Grandad, aunties, uncles and all but 2 cousins was a great opportunity to share and use NZSL. Wee Bella is 11 … Continue reading

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Reflecting on our parenting journey so far!

I’ve been reflecting on what, if anything, I would do differently if I had my time again as a mum of a new born baby. I vividly remember that overwhelming sense of excitement, fear, joy and exhaustion! I remember the … Continue reading

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Friendships and social acceptance – it’s hard!

Social interactions and acceptance are such massive topics in our house. Broke my heart to have zoe come and sit in the car and burst into tears on Friday because all the year eight girls were heading to a farewell … Continue reading

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