Ioan said he wants to have two jobs when he grows up. His main job will be being a Daddy. As his second job, he plans to write and illustrate children’s books.
- Felt-tip pens
‘Litl Mosdu’ (Little Monster) is one of the many ‘lift the flap’ books that Cian has been treated to.
Ioan loves everything about babies, apart from dribble and spit, which cause him mild panic.
He then read ‘Never touch a monster’ to him. Ioan has always said that being able to read stories to his brothers’ was the reason he wanted to learn to read.
This kissing isn’t for show, Ioan is besotted with Cian and he gets treated to this several times a day.
DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)
ELG 09 – Reading:
Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
ELG 10 – Writing:
Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
DfES Outcomes for EYFS (2013)
Communication and language
Listening and attention (Birth to 11 months)
• Turns towards a familiar sound then locates range of sounds with accuracy.
• Listens to, distinguishes and responds to intonations and sounds of voices.
• Reacts in interaction with others by smiling, looking and moving.
• Quietens or alerts to the sound of speech.
Speaking (Birth to 11 months)
• Makes own sounds in response when talked to by familiar adults.
• Practises and gradually develops speech sounds (babbling) to communicate with adults; says sounds like ‘baba, nono, gogo’.
Moving and handling (Birth to 11 months)
• Turns head in response to sounds and sights.
• Makes movements with arms and legs which gradually become more controlled.
Personal, social and emotional development
Self-confidence and self-awareness (Birth to 11 months)
• Laughs and gurgles, e.g. shows pleasure at being tickled and other physical interactions.
• Uses voice, gesture, eye contact and facial expression to make contact with people and keep their attention.
Managing feelings and behaviour (Birth to 11 months)
- Shows a range of emotions such as pleasure, fear and excitement.
Making relationships (Birth to 11 months)
• Enjoys the company of others and seeks contact with others from birth.
• Responds when talked to, for example, moves arms and legs, changes facial expression, moves body and makes mouth movements.
• Recognises and is most responsive to main carer’s voice: face brightens, activity increases when familiar carer appears.