D’s Playground – Thurs 23rd July 2015

By | July 23, 2015

Yippee!  The first day of the school holiday for D, T having broken up for the summer last Friday.

She woke up earlier than her usual time (oh yes, indeedy!) and was pleased to see I was already awake as she’d told me last night she’d be wondering how best to wake me up and discounted cold water, thankfully!

It’s generally been a calm one, not including  D’s bottling up of emotions from something extremely minor this morning.  So, I’m going off track a bit:

The end of term for D always brings a little bit of school work coming home.  It’s nice because, despite the fact we have a termly IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting, it’s more a case of discussing the objectives on there, rather than looking at any work.  So, we don’t see any News books or Maths or anything really, it’s not something available or brought up.

She’s brought home her colouring book, which is always very neat and extremely brightly coloured and this:

Something I was very pleased to see.  A piece of work that has had a fair bit of thought put into it, but she’s also actually followed the instructions.  

D will follow verbal instructions (spoken slowly and calmly and emotions permitting) but written ones are more tricky for her.  For example, if a piece of work said “finish the butterfly” (meaning replicate one side onto the other), she can’t do it and colours in the one side albeit absolutely beautifully.

Back to the playground picture, this is D’s idea of a playground for her school, the things she’s included are so D, it’s lovely!

A rainbow – she loves rainbows.  Whenever we see one, she’s trying to work out where it will end, to get that pot of gold.  A rainbow with an end would be wonderful!

An ice cream van – a very popular choice in school no doubt.  But no strawberry sauce, that makes her feel ill.

Little buildings for Science, Crafting, Cooking and Making Glowing Gems – a fab idea.  D loves her Science lessons and she also enjoys crafting little intricate bits and pieces.  Gems too, anything remotely shiny or glittery and she’s extremely interested.

A cake stall – yum! Another sure-to-be popular choice.  But no jam, she detests the look and smell of it.

A slide and a twister – her favourite playthings in her school playground.

A toy shed – full of contents much like her bedroom I imagine.  Soft, squishy toys, beads and buttons, pens, paper and books – lots of books.

A pool, a huge waterside and changing rooms – she loves water, splashing in it and swimming in it, the colder the better!  The slide appeals to her adrenalin-loving nature at theme parks and the changing rooms so that children don’t have to walk across the playground in their swimming costumes.  I really liked that last bit, it showed a lot of thought.

Here at home, I can’t provide the rainbow or a twister (unless we have a boogie) but everything else is within reach, in terms of activity.

It’s lovely to get an insight into her world and so good to see her creativity coming out, not to mention following the written instructions extremely well.

I hope everyone’s had a good day 😀

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An imperfect Mum on 5th August 2015 at 10:56 am.

Wow that’s great I love her creativity and totally agree that every playground should have cupcakes and an ice cream van. Please tell D that as a teacher that would make me very happy too. Love the rainbow it would add much needed colour on those drab days. A very inspiring post. Thanks! #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:39 pm.

Thank you x


alison on 5th August 2015 at 2:05 pm.

That really is a lovely piece of work, so done and she’s clearly put a lot of thought and effort into it. 🙂 #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:38 pm.

Thanks, it was lovely to see 🙂


Silly Mummy on 5th August 2015 at 4:13 pm.

That sounds like an amazing playground, & brilliant that she has done so well with the instructions! A lovely piece of work and beautifully coloured. #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:38 pm.

Thanks, she always puts such detail in her drawings, it’s great to see 🙂


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 10th August 2015 at 6:59 am.

What an amazing playground. I love the amount of thought that she has put into it, so much detail. I wouldn’t mind visiting that playground.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:37 pm.

Me too, it looks fun doesn’t it 🙂


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