By Fiona Foden
A humorous, touching tale approximately existence adjustments, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her complete lifestyles. She reveals it more uncomplicated to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to live to tell the tale dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...
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You want to use the reward to get her started and then hope that praise and finally success at the activity alone will be sufficient motivation. As your child becomes more mature you could bring in deferred rewards. For example, she could build up ticks or stickers on a star chart 39 40 STEPPING OUT in order to get a ‘bigger’ prize later. For more information on star charts see Chapter 9, Additional Practical Advice. Remember that: · You eventually want praise or just the enjoyment of the task to be sufficient motivation for your child, so make sure you gradually reduce the reward down to just praise and eventually nothing.
Concepts allow children to take in and process new information, organise their thinking and make predictions. They do this in the following ways: Matching, selecting and naming When learning any new concept children always learn in the order of match, select then name. First they see that two objects or concepts are the same, then they have a passive understanding which enables them 57 58 STEPPING OUT to select the right one if asked to do so and finally they are able to actively name the object or concept.
However, more interesting treats might be cuddles, tickles, reading a favourite story, doing the washing up, painting, bubbles, going on the computer for ten minutes, going on the bus, sitting in the front passenger seat of the car, playing with a favourite toy, going swimming or going for a bike ride. Try to think imaginatively about the kind of activities which she finds really motivating or, even better, if possible let your child choose her own reward. If you use an instant reward like sweets or crisps make sure it is small, immediate and under your control.