My job tonight was to just come up with a "blurb" for the newsletter about what the next meeting will be about. Oh, my goodness...... if I struggle this much trying to write a "blurb", maybe I shouldn't have offered to do this. Although, some of you know that I'm usually ok if you stick me in front of a group and allow me to speak my heart and my passion. If I try to write a script, I'm usually in trouble.
Sooo....... back to the blurb. (*note.... rough draft follows... to be reviewed and re-written after some much needed sleep) Maybe just something along the lines of:
"A Show and Tell Session"
Laurie will be sharing some of the tips and tricks that she has found useful in making reading accessible for her son, Nevin 18, over the years. Some things that will be shared include examples of: how to write/make books personal and meaningful for your child; a variety of ways to publish books in your kitchen with simple household tools; how to turn your digital camera into a teaching tool, as well as a communication tool; how to make your own interactive books with PowerPoint; ............. (and maybe some more things I haven't thought of :)
She will also be demonstrating the Boardmaker software and a few of the many ways it can be used to make learning visual for your child.
We will also go online together and see some of the wonderful free interactive books and activities available.
Whatever the age of your child, birth to adult, you'll walk away with a new idea to try when you get home.
......... ok......... now I feel better, at least I have SOMETHING written down...... now on to the much needed sleep!! good night!