Chloe spent a few days in Waterton last week with a friend. When she got home we gave her the message that the library had called to tell her that she was a winner in the first round of their summer reading program and to come on down and choose her prize!
She got to choose a book out of the prize bucket. She wasn't too terribly impressed, but that may be my fault: I told when she signed up that there were really good prizes. Guess not.
Chloe's choice: a *fact* book.
I've been working with Chloe for a while on learning to ride a two wheeler. Chloe is gross-motor skills delayed (she needed physiotherapy at 5 years old to learn how to properly do stairs) but I was sure this was her year to learn to ride a bike. Something just wasn't clicking and I couldn't figure it out, so I asked Ken to take her to the church parking lot this afternoon and work with her. Ken armoured her up for confidence and in a matter of 15 minutes had her riding.
It turns out that what she was doing wrong was she was looking down at the bike and watching the front tire thinking that this was how to keep the bike upright. Ken picked up on this immediately and told her to look ahead to where she was going. That was all she needed!
So for the record, these are the ages the kids learned to ride two wheelers:
Jaclyn - 7 years old
Steven - 5 years old
Carmen - 3 years old
Chloe - 9 years old
(Why do I like all the years working out to be odd numbers?)