Sunday, 17 May 2009

Achievements big and small

One of the things i love about scrapbooking is that it prompts us to remember the little moments of triumph, as well as the ones we all recall. This page about Hannah is one of those.
She has never been able to ride a bike. Really clever girl, talented in many ways, but cycling always eluded her. We found out why a few years back, when Hannah was assessed for dyslexia. Her reading was never an issue, but her spelling age was far behind it, so a friend of mine in education who specialises in this area tested her. Lo and behold she was dyslexic, ( not a surprise as Kevin is too) and from that time forward Hannah stopped worrying about her spelling so much and made enormous progress in school.

So how does this link to cycling?? Well apparently one of the signs of dyslexia is a poor sense of balance, which it seems Hannah has too, hence the difficulty on 2 wheels. So cycling at the park back in April really was a huge achievement for her, can't you tell by the beaming smile on her face!

I made the page with K&Co Remake cardstock, stamps by SU and Unity, Cosmo Cricket papers, Autumn Leaves stamped title, and lots of Glossy Accents.


Vincent Vincent77 said...

I love your smiling,it is like Thai smile :-)

wichan jaruensook

DGgirl said...

Hi Ann

Love this layout and, like you, appreciate all the things my children achieve which others may take for granted.


SusieJ said...

Fab LO Ann and what a wonderful achievement for Hannah!
We really should appreciate all our children's achievements, no matter how small.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

That explains why Jack has problems on his bike too! Great pictures Ann.


a little bit of me........ said...

a very cheerful LO Ann and great to look back on too, many congrats to Hannah thats some acheivement,

Julia Dunnit said...

Fab record of such a huge achievement; my DD mildy dyslexic; it manifests itself in spelling for sure, but emotional attachment and huge probs coping with change..anyway. like your sweetie, she overcomes and makes up in ingenious ways!