One of the things we do with Lily is to select simple books that have the same words repeated throughout the book. As I've posted about before, I first make flashcards from all the words in the book. I put the word on both sides of the card, using a different font on each side. Not only does this make it easier to flash the cards, but it also helps her recognize the same word can look slightly … [Read more...]
Even before we started Lily on a neurodevelopmental (ND) program through ICAN, I was using flash cards with her. This is one area that I think is confusing for parents new to an ND program. There are a few different types of flash card activities, such as receptive picture cards, language cards, and word cards, with various interpretations and even different names for these card activities.
- Picture cards - you are just … [Read more...]
Recently I shared a video of Lily reading. I received lots of questions, particularly about how we reached this point, so I'm posting this to answer those questions. This video was taken shortly after she her 4th birthday. It is only within the past few weeks that we have moved from flash cards to reading actual books. This activity was added at our last ND evaluation when Lily's program was updated. It's been really exciting for us, and … [Read more...]
Took this sunflower photo today, and it made me think of this verse. Feel free to download or share. Enjoy! … [Read more...]
Just a quick post to share a photograph I took last summer on vacation. God's creation is beautiful, isn't it?! While looking through the photos on my computer, I felt like Romans 15:13 was a fitting verse. Enjoy! … [Read more...]
My first love in photography was nature. At one point before I started my portrait business I thought I might become a nature photographer. I later found that I was more inspired by people and relationships. I am now most inspired by my family. Nonetheless, I still find myself often drawn to photograph God's beautiful creation. The other morning when I saw the light hitting the field I felt compelled to pull out my camera. I think Isaiah 40:8 applies so well to this photo... I hope you too will … [Read more...]