First Day of Year One

After a long summer break which at times felt like it lasted forever and flew by at others, Cheeky Chap had his first day of year one and he was very excited to do so. At his school, the reception classes are in a separate building from the rest of the school with the nursery and they have their own playground, so moving up to year one felt like a big step up. All summer he kept telling us how… Continue Reading “First Day of Year One”

Speech Therapy Update – Loud n Proud

Around 18 months ago Cheeky Chap’s nursery teacher referred him for speech therapy. It seems that there is a lot more demand for the service locally than there are therapists as it was eight months before we got an appointment for an initial assessment, although we had a private one in the meantime¬†we still had to go to the NHS one in order to have the appropriate help, if required. The initial assessment with the NHS was in November and… Continue Reading “Speech Therapy Update – Loud n Proud”

A Sweet Education with Maynards

I am a member of the #CollectiveBias Social Fabric Community. This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias. I don’t know about you but sometimes I find it really difficult to engage my child in formal learning activities. Each week Cheeky Chap has a maths test at school which he needs to practice for and he has speech therapy tasks to practice each week, as well as regular reading and there are times when… Continue Reading “A Sweet Education with Maynards”

Speech Therapy – Loud ‘n’ Proud

Around this time last year, Cheeky Chap’s nursery teacher noted that he may need speech therapy and referred him for an assessment. By the time the summer holidays came around, we still hadn’t received an assessment and so decided to have a private assessment, more for peace of mind than anything else. He wasn’t noted as delayed but rather disordered, in effect picking up poor habits which required correcting. The autumn term at school came and it was only towards… Continue Reading “Speech Therapy – Loud ‘n’ Proud”

Too much, too young?

Cheeky Chap is 4.5 years old, turning 5 in May. He started Reception in September and although he took some time to expand his group of friends, he has settled in and enjoys school. His confidence has grown, his speech has become clearer (although there are still some areas that need working on) and he is keen to learn. That said, the pressure seems to be on now. At the start of the new term in January, the school introduced… Continue Reading “Too much, too young?”