We played some more Animal Jam and added some new words to the list of, ‘I can read these words’. I made up some little cards with all the words, two for each word. My thinking was to play matching pairs with them, but I showed some of them to Astra and she loved telling me what they said. So they work as flashcards too. She was confused by my curly ‘I’ though, I’ll have to re-write all the words with ‘I’ in them!
We played a couple of board games. Inspired by having seen the game on board HMAS Onslow, Astra wanted to play Battleships. And we played Snakes and Ladders too, always a favourite!
We went to a home-ed park meet-up. None of the people we know were there, but there was a group of about 7 or 8 girls. Astra introduced herself and asked if she could join in. They played tag, stick in the mud, ‘What’s the time Mr. Wolf?’, and did a lot of sitting and chatting.
We’ve had limited internet since we moved house, waiting for our connection. But we figured there was enough data left on the phones for Astra to skype her friend in England a couple of times. This made her really happy, she is missing her friends so much. It’s a big adjustment for us all.