Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Small Steps Amazing Achievements - 26th November 2014

It's Wednesday and time for this weeks Small Steps Amazing Achievements linky. 

This week is my turn to host the Small Steps Amazing Achievements linky.   

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Ethans Escapades
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Jeannette's Small Steps Amazing Achievements Highlights From Last Week
Getting the hang of jigsaws independently (and giving @RaspberryGiggle a little break) 
A big moment over at @BakedPotatoMumm with Potato saying and recognising his name  
A massive step with a packed lunch in school for a little star at @MyLittleH  
And Makaton has indeed given Bruiser a voice in this wonderful post from @mummywifewoman  
We really wish we could share all of the posts with you as we enjoy reading them all and find it so hard to choose which ones to include in this post, but you can read them all HERE.

I can't wait to see what your children have achieved this week.

Learning From YouTube - The Wonders Of The iPad!

Ethan loves his iPad, it wasn't an item that was brought for him but it has turned out to be his favourite thing. As much as I hate it Ethan can be on the iPad all day if we let him. It's not something I'm proud off but it keeps Ethan busy and safe. Without the iPad Ethan will climb, and for someone who has no sense of danger that isn't a good mix.

We have only ever downloaded educational apps and I believe this is how Ethan knows all of his numbers and letters. Unfortunately Ethan has discovered YouTube. I have switched off the app and moved it many times, but to avoid massive meltdowns he can watch it when we are keeping an eye on it's content. I haven't worked out yet if we can control what videos he watches.

I have never shown Ethan how to work the iPad everything is self taught. He has also taught himself how to navigate around YouTube, no matter what video he starts on he can always make his way to his favourites.

At the moment Ethan watches the S Club 7 Children in Need performance, BBC 2 and Nickelodeon trailers and videos of Kinder Eggs. Yes people actually upload videos of opening Kinder Eggs!

Ethan has also discovered channels that upload nursery rhymes that he likes to watch, sometimes we even listen to the French versions. I'm sure Ethan talks a foreign language and I just don't know it yet!

There have been times that I had thought Ethan was singing along to the nursery rhymes. When I was sure he was I tried to film it but he always caught me. Last week when we were having a sofa day because of illness, I was able to capture Ethan's singing.

On our sofa day I also noticed that Ethan had started to copy some of the actions to the video. 

This is amazing because Ethan has never really known how to use his hands. It's hard to explain as he does use his hands but he prefers to use ours, for Example Ethan held his beaker for the first time at 18 months old. Before that time we would hold his bottles/beakers for him, he didn't know how to hold them himself. He also points using his middle finger, it's as if he doesn't know that his index finger exists. 

Seeing him copying this video is amazing, I can see from his face he is trying to work it all out. His hand matches the one on the video!

Ethans Escapades
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