ST HELEN’S CYGNETS QUOTES
It’s changed a lot with the children they didn’t use to eat some foods but we know how to make the snacks and encourage them to try more foods.
Before I used to put out the food and feed them and everything and now they do it for themselves.
He never used to eat any fruit before, he was a fussy eater, but now he’s trying them.
Now they imagine their own stories, he will see something in the road and he will say the same things with the characters with the story bags.
My son is good now. I think he’s more improved than before. He’s telling the stories, and he explains to his sister, so you see this is the spider and he makes a web.
They are playing together and doing these things.
My daughter was really shy, she doesn’t like seeing new people or talking to them, but now if someone comes to the house, she will talk to them and when we’re out and about, she’ll be there sitting in the pushchair singing songs really loud in the street. So it’s brought her out of that shyness.
He has improved with his reading and everything. He can say, like his name is Omar, so with the O, he will say orange, or oyster, or something with the O.
She is also telling what we have learnt here like she can say all the fruit names and A, B, C and everything, so I think she has improved with that.
I think her shapes is good, before she didn’t know the triangle and she now knows a triangle, whenever she sees one, she says oh a triangle.
One of the positive aspects of the programme was around nutrition and snacks and parents seeing their children trying different foods in different environments that they may not try at home.
I could see during Story Bags how the parents were learning a lot about their children.
The children’s confidence has improved.
Their independence grew each week, they just sort of picked up the routine and knew what was next and they would be getting their placemats or collecting their scrap books.
It’s brought the parents together. We have parents with many different languages and they naturally stick with people who speak their own language, but the programme helped them mix with others.
The parents have started a WhatsApp group and have arranged to meet once a month for coffee.