‘Twas the night before Christmas’ – well, very nearly! We do hope you and your families are enjoying the Christmas build up, however you celebrate. Today’s post is just a short one as I’m off to see Father Christmas with Jack this afternoon! Helen and I will be taking a break from blogging until the New Year, but will be back in January. If there is anything you would like us to write about, let us know.
I love talking to the children I work with about Christmas and to be fair they are normally so excited they don’t want to talk about much else. You can read a post I wrote about the funny things children say here. This still has some of my favourites in! The story of Jesus and the nativity can be confusing for children with language and learning needs, but I have been impressed with how well they have done this year. They have been able to sequence and retell the story well, with the additional of a “Santa Christmas” and “the fairy Gabriel”!
One young man told me this story:-
Child: So, Mary and Joseph went to that place, but there’s no room. So they stayed in a tiny house (with great hand gestures!). All the animals came to see the baby.
Me: Why was baby Jesus special?
Child: (after a little think) He had a special hat?
My other favourite this year was from a young man with a specific language disorder and I was very pleased with the detail he included and how well he remembered the story, but it did make me giggle!
Mary and delf going to the barn. Then baby Joseph had the baby now. The shepherds are come to with the sheeps.The king mens come to see baby Jesus, see the star. The fairy tell them. And all the king men see the shepherd see the baby Jesus.
Helen and I wish everyone a happy and hopefully relaxing Christmas and New Year!