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Rachelle, mommy to 8 year old boys!
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My 5YO is easy. I do somewhat structured lessons and it takes 2-3 hours a day. My husband thinks teaching him is taking away time I could be spending with the younger 2. I don't really think my 21 month old has issues. I counted her words yesterday and she said about 25. She was repeating a few more things today. She was playing with a train and saying 'choo choo'. I just think she hasn't gotten her word explosion yet, but I think it's coming. She said a lot of new words yesterday when I asked her to repeat them. An ECI evaluation is an option, but I want to give her a few more months. My 3YO didn't say anything at 22 months. Really when I do anything with him, I try to get him to repeat my words, or say a word -reinforcing words all the time - not necessarily structured, just based on what we are doing. I got a preschool idea book to do some things with my 2 younger ones. Just more arts/crafts, books to go with the ideas. Nothing formal.
this is what i expected, both my boys are more "SN" in speech than your two lo and there is not much i can do either -- it is not a fomral dilling thing, yk?
My 3YO appointment schedule will be changing since we are moving. We are living in limbo right now. We are trying to sell our house and are living in a hotel during the week starting next week. It's a 1-bedroom suite (bedroom has a door). I'd rather be in a hotel with my husband during the week than at home by myself with no help. Plus there is more to do in Houston than where we live. Lots more homeschool things to do. I am trying to get services for him through the school system, and depending on how that goes (meaning how many services they give me) will depend on how many other appointments I have for him outside of that.
Yesterday I did lessons with my 5YO and did a circle time reading, singing, movement with all of them - then had them color. Then I did lessons with my oldest (Phonics & Math) and had them play with playdough while my oldest did an art drawing related to a lesson. This is what I was planning on doing - lots of fine motor activities with the two younger ones. The hotel will throw me a loop, but we will make a routine and survive. I really think it will be easy, and having him there and them seeing him do things, in my mind, I think it is a plus for the younger two. My husband just thinks I can't do it all by myself. I think otherwise.
Thanks for your responses.