09 August 2009

A Very Interesting Talk Coming Up

I am very excited to tell you all about a very generous offer. Victor J Bishop, dad to Emmanuel aged 12, has offered to give a talk on "How to teach your toddler with DS to sight-read". Victor is visiting Ireland to attend the World Down Syndrome Congress with his son, who has been invited to play the violin and give a presentation. Victor taught his son to read from an early age, and has offered to impart his experience and advice to our little Baby/ Toddler and Parent group.
This talk will take place at 11am on Monday the 17th of August at the Carmelite Centre. It will take place during the regular group, so babies, toddlers, siblings, parents, early intervention staff.....EVERYONE....is more than welcome to join in.
I am going to take as many notes as I can in my scrawling handwriting and then copy them up here for anyone who can't make it. There will be tea and coffee and biscuits. Keep an eye on the left hand side for updates on the group and the next meeting date.

Now, on to more important stuff. We are just back from our holidays, Costa del Cork and Costa del Clare. Here are some of our favourite holiday snaps!

Fota Island, in the Rain... it's holidays, where is the sun?

Bouncy bounce
(Fota, Cork)

What the hell is all this golden grassy stuff, this "one with nature"
is not that great Mam
(Ballymaloe House, Cork)

(Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens, Cork)

(Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens, Cork)

(Dromoland Castle, Clare)

those are very tall cliffs Mammy
(Cliffs of Moher, Clare)

At last, something I can get my hands into....
(please note, this baby was dry...)
(Doolin, Clare)

Rock pool + toddler = very wet trousers
(Doolin, Calre)

1 comment:

Mel said...

Love the photos, especially of Cathal in the water. Luke wants to know if he tasted the sand at all, and if so, how was it?

We are doing the sign programme from the Downs Ed website, but using New Zealand sign (yes there is such a thing!). One of the mums here is part of the deaf community, so has done a DVD up of all the signs in NZ sign for us to use with the programme.