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Sorry for my absence

I have had my operation for crushed disc’s in my spine so missed the promotion of my book “Backs to the Wall” on the first of February.   There will be a special price of £0.99 from the 22 to 29 Feb when the price returns to £2.10 It is edited in a way for anybody to read from the age of 12 years old including any age dyslexic person.

I would appreciate any comment particularly the experimental paragraphing this does not detract from the story but helps slow readers to read easier to read please make comments the royalties will used to benefit others Best wishes Ray

 

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Communication without Words

Communicating without Words

This is parents communicating with new-born babies. Have a little think about it. You read their facial expressions even though they don’t know any words. They indicate when they need feeding, changing or had enough to eat by spiting it out or fall asleep when finished drinking. They enjoy receiving attention when they are fully awake. And smile when they feel safe. Also turn away if they don’t like a person.

They take in everything they see, in a soft voice tell them the name of what they’re looking at. This is when they start remembering the sound of words and names.

I use to take my granddaughter out in a buggy when she was only one and talk to her all the time we were out. People often commented he is talking to baby.  A year later I had a wonderful reward from my 2 year old when she said ‘Stop this is the tree where you showed me the birdies home it is up there,’ and she was right. There was a lady passing at the time. She stopped’ ‘How does she know that.’ A little voice said Because Grandad talks to me all the time he showed me this tree and the birdies home I have a home like the birdies. And he listens to me when I tell him about my dolly and we play shops.

I returned as if I was walking on air she is 18 now and at university and today she mentioned a story I told her when she was 5 about the man in the white bow tie. And the time I helped her to ride her bike and how she nearly run over me. And the funny looks people gave us when I was in the buggy.

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Backs to the wall 1939

This book is written in a special style to be read by anyone over 12 years.  To be released 1st February 2016 on kindle  book store . £2.10 inc vat. The day I have a spine operation.

Backs to the wall, is about Viscount Rupert Blocky, Peter, Maurice and Harry three of his close friends. Who were evacuated to a private boarding school, for the duration of the Second World War, in the First World War it was used as training ground for the Royal Marines.

Aged nine everyone in the new intake was children of very high risk families. As they were the next generation to take over the family estates there are many families still living, experienced the threat and then the full horror of being invaded. Experiencing bombs falling like rain and the thunderous roar when they exploded. Towns set on fire buildings crashing down.

Set against this background, this was no ordinary boarding school; all the other pupils were from the same type of background. Half the week was taken up with business organising and German language, in case we were over run. The second half was fitness unarmed fighting and weapon training as we advanced in age the training became very tough. Finally going out with Commandos and completing successful missions against saboteurs, traitors and sympathisers to the German cause, their aim was to take over Great Britain.

From the age of fifteen with the war nearly ended they returned home to college until they joined university. Rupert’s previous training as a leader and decision maker he could out think many villains as he took on more responsibly for the estate while learning to become a pilot.

You will live in their story, with many hair rising adventures in-between.

The British people are made of sterner steel. The local communities had home guard and young cadets trained for joining the army, Royal Nave and Royal Air Force when they were old enough to join. Women joined the land army and went into farms and factories. To build aeroplanes, others went into factories to make shells and bullets for our fighting troops. Food was on ration and in very short supply. Teachers were in very short supply forty five pupils to a class. All pupils having to leave lessons to go into the air raid shelters.

It is a tribute to all those who kept the home fires burning and all the members of the armed forces who returned to rebuild Great Britain and the never to be forgotten who gave their lives protecting ours.

 

 

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Grandparent’s conversation

Grandparent’s conversation

2nd December talking about young granddaughters, (call them Maxi and Mini) Maxi aged nine the other one Mini six.

The older one had no problems with reading or writing from being very young spelling and maths not a problem colouring in always kept within the lined areas.

It was the second one was the one that interested me.

Mini had no interest in colouring in it was a big scribble all-over.

No interest in story- picture books asked to read she would tell her own story from the pictures.

Then said to grandma, ‘this is my story I will read it to you, I can read it easy, but my teacher cannot read it. So you will not be able to read it. This out of the mouth of a six year-old But I can play football better than older boys and I am good at other things we do.

The signs of Dyslexia are there the teacher should have picked this up within her writing. words were only half written example Bcoz for because and  many other  words now when she read it out loud she said because and pronounced the other words correctly It was her way of spelling the sounds.

 

This is what happened to me 72 years ago. And still happens now but using the spell checker in the drop down menu there is usually the correct spelling and I recognize the word and use it.

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A Teachers Question

Hi Janet I have been looking through you’re blogs and comments. I would like to make a point one teacher takes a class of thirty children for one hour per lesson this = 2 minutes per child what is expected of the teacher to be able to achieve in two minutes? I have read many books on the subject all referring to statics and technical data with no simplified instructions for the child or parents to be able to understand their own problems. Best wishes Ray.

 

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