Margie Teaching Blog

This blog was created to help parents and myself in teaching children at home especially during the

Operating as usual

12/06/2023

Happy Independence Day Pilipinas 🥳

Photos from The World of AUsome Kids's post 03/06/2023

Gusto ko itong sa pagka explain ng Autism sa Tagalog. Klarado kung paano tulungan ang batang meron neto. Salamat Karroll sa pag post. Repost.

14/04/2023

Ito maikling kwento na nabasa ko tungkol sa Nanay na may autistic na anak. Spreading positive vibes para sa mga Nanay na naghihirap sa kanilang anak ❤️ anything is possible basta pasensya lang para matuto ang mga bata.

At four years old my son, Rhys, could not dress himself. The skills needed for this area of independence were hard and too massive to imagine. There were fine motor skills, gross motor skills, the ability to follow instruction, and finally the just wanting to actually do it. All those skills are complex and huge.

But everything is more challenging when your child is autistic and unable to process any language. You are in a situation of trying to teach, where words are not there to help. Just think about that for a minute and the complexity it brings.

Back five years ago, I started by spreading Rhys' clothes out across his floor, a visual sequence of activity, with a reward of his favourite toy at the end.

Then we started.

Hand over hand as I sat behind him, and using a strategy known as backward chaining, I let Rhys do the final step of the first item, starting with socks.

It took a whole year, working through each item, teaching the placement of fingers and limbs, until Rhys stood one morning, at the end of his morning clothes sequence, and executed it all himself.

It took a whole year - twelve months!

Since that day, there have been many times I have had to step in and help. But one thing has not changed, the clothes have always been picked out for him, and laid out in order.

Until this week.

At 9am Rhys was still in his pajamas, but at 09:15 he walked into the kitchen, fully dressed in a clean pair of pants, back to front joggers and an inside out Tshirt!

WTF?

I always imagined laying out Rhys' clothes in order well into his teens, but here he was getting himself dressed, independently!

The next day I took a gamble. Rhys stood in his pajamas as I said, "Rhys, can you go get dressed?" I waited, and then secretly followed. Spying through the crack in the bedroom door, I watched him open his drawers and choose what he wanted to wear. Then he undressed and pulled on his chosen ensemble.

Rhys was a child who didn't talk, didn't engage and couldn't process any language until only a few years ago, when a few basic words started to have meaning.

I want every parent who feels that they may never see progress, to never give up hope. Never stop helping and supporting your child. They will amaze you, and things will just suddenly happen one day without warning.

It has for us.

Things I could never imagine.

Here's to an exciting future, where anything is possible.

The sky is the limit.

Photos from Margie Teaching Blog's post 10/04/2023

I love how New Zealand Libraries promote other culture. Nakita ko ito knina lang sa 1st floor Kids Section Turanga Library in Christchurch. Merong mga iilang aklat na pambata at libre basahin.

Photos from LGU- Baras Tourism Promotion's post 06/04/2023

I miss this time of the year. Philippine culture.

28/03/2023

Magandang balita ito. Sana dito din sa New Zealand and sa mga bansa na kung saan maraming Pinoy na nakatira. At least meron na tayo programa dito sa Christchurch na kung saan kami ay nagtuturo ng wika at Kulturang Filipino.

The prestigious Harvard University in the United States will offer a Tagalog language course, which is reportedly the fourth most spoken language in the country, beginning the academic year 2023-2024.

Read more: bit.ly/3KbwnZQ

Photos from Margie Teaching Blog's post 18/03/2023

Masarap sa pakiramdam ang makapagturo sa mga batang pinoy. Eto yong teaching moments namin ni Marissa sa Pinoy Community sa Hornby HS. Gumawa ng parol ang mga bata kanina.

25/02/2023

Magaya nga ito para sa sensory experience ng mga bata

25/02/2023

para paraan lang yan kung saan komportable ang bata mag basa basta mayron nakatingin na matanda para mag supervise at para din sa safety ng bata

This is my kid focusing on reading.

I could have asked him to sit down and sit still.
And he maybe could have done it.
And his focus would have suffered a whole lot because he would need to make a conscious effort to keep his body still.

And for what reason? To please me? To meet some neuronormative expectation of what 'good reading' looks like?

Nah.

I want him building his literacy skills. He adores reading and I hope he always does.
I'm going to let him read however he pleases.

*Edited to add: he's taking the weight through his arms. He was not about to flip the chair backwards. He spends all day climbing and building his balance, core, and gross motor skills. It's his strength and deep joy. Sometimes he needs an adult to intervene with a safety message when he's doing stuff. This was not one of those times.

Em 😊🌈✌
AuDHD SLP

Photos from Margie Teaching Blog's post 25/02/2023

Noon nabanggit ko na gusto ko makatulong sa mga batang Pinoy dahil isa akong Titser at natuturuan ko ang mga bata dito sa New Zealand ngunit di ko magawa ito sa mga batang Pinoy. Ngayon nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon mag turo sa mga batang Pinoy sa tulong ng aking kaibigan si Marissa na isa ring Pinoy Titser. Salamat sa pagkakataon na ito.
Kasali sa mga tinuruan namin na bata ang anak ko. Isa sa natutunan nya ay ang Watawat ng Pilipinas.

25/02/2023

Wag po tayong ma bahala kung ang mga batang lalake ay naglalaro ng manika. Base sa ulat, nagpa praktis lamang ang mga bata para sa kung sila man ay maging Tatay sa darating na panahon naway marunong sila mag alaga ng mga anak.

The Goodness of Boys
The sequence of learning is the same for boys and for girls - experience, observation, and imitation. Because new babies are born 100% vulnerable they cannot possibly make it on their own. One of the of their first experiences is that of being nurtured. When the child's parents nurture (or speak, swipe the phone, wash the floor) the child will imitate them. It is the doing that embeds the learning into their Body of Knowledge, quite literally.
So it shouldn't surprise us when some little boys and some little girls add nurturing into their play repertoire; they are completing their sequence of learning. Kudos to the nations who have provision for fathers to take paid paternity leave - with the proviso: "Take it or lose it". More and more fathers are taking it so those babies have models of a nurturing Dad. That's a societal gamechanger. 💛

12/01/2023

Yes! This is a good reminder for me too as a parent 👍 Let this reminder be an inspiration for all.

This is a great reminder! Let children see us do these things. Not just parents, but teachers, as well. They will learn & follow what we model.

Via .therapist

16/12/2022

Eto po ang recipe ng homemade finger paints from intellokids.blogspot.com

16/12/2022

sensory play para sa mga preachoolers pang xmas ang theme 👏 pwede naman gumamit ng homemade
paints dito para edible. I shall post the recipe of homemade paints in my next post.

07/11/2022
07/11/2022
05/10/2022

Happy Teachers Day 🥳 Take time to appreciate your teachers

WORLD TEACHERS' DAY ⭐ Thank you to all our wonderful kaiako and teachers across Aotearoa New Zealand. You do incredible, invaluable mahi and we are so grateful for the time, energy and passion you put into your profession.

All teachers, from early childhood to tertiary, are special. They don't just teach, they inspire, support, believe, and guide. Thank you for all you do, kaiako.

Tell a teacher you appreciate them today 💛

29/09/2022

speech therapist na Pinay. Magaling ang kanyang mga paraan para makatulong sa mga batang delay and pananalita or nag aaral pa lang magsalita

29/09/2022

Autism awareness

Photos from GO Leyte's post 23/09/2022

This should be the case anywhere in the world. Transvestite's should have all the opportunity to portray who they are. Just saying as I teach children to be confident at themselves and this is just one of the things I stand firmly.

Photos from Kids Art & Craft's post 22/09/2022

Fun learning for kids who are learning to write their names.

11/06/2022

Happy Philippines Independence Day! 🥳🥳🥳

Isang paggunita sa ika-124 taon ng Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas.


Photos from The Little Sensory Co Ltd's post 21/05/2022

All the joy of dealing with toddlers 😁 Fave Gaña which one is Giann in these photos?

07/05/2022

I think this means children can behave and be themselves when they are with their Mothers. Nagpa saway man ang mga bata minsan pero mahal kayo nyan mga Mum's. Kahit naman ang anak ko may moments na nagpapasaway din.
Happy Mother's Day sa mga Nanay,
Mama, Inay at Mommy.

22/04/2022

I thought I would share this activity that my son used to play with when he was little. It's cheap and fun to play using cups.

03/04/2022

😂 yip unfortunately only 1 hour for daylight saving in NZ

02/04/2022

dagdag kaalaman: meron pala iba ibang klase ng ladybugs

So many 🐞

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