Hi guys, this is Amanda here and I’m taking a quick break from our regular blogging schedule (and our Baskets and Bunnies fun), to tell you all about some exciting (and somewhat scary) journeys that I’m going to be sharing with you soon. I am in the process of reviewing two separate companies, for two completely separate services, but both of these reviews have already taken me down a road that I never anticipated. I’m usually a pretty private person, but now that I’m blogging I guess I need to get over it and tell you what I’m up to 🙂
And now to the next, huge event that has come about because of my work with Giveaway Blogdom. I am going to be working with a company called Learning Aid which features online and DVD programs to help learning impaired children and kids who are having trouble with school. My son is 5 years old, and he will be starting school next Fall. We had him in Preschool for a while, but I live in an extremely rural community and I was having to drive him 90 minutes one way to the school and then back, twice a day, five days a week. It was just too much driving and too hard on my other children, so we pulled him out of school in December. Unfortunately, our public school choices aren’t much better. There is a bus that will take him to a public school about 30 minutes away, but the bus picks him up at 6:00am and won’t bring him home until after 5:00pm, which I think is WAY too long for a five year old to be gone every day. I could drive him myself, but then I have the same problem of sticking my girl’s in the car seat all day long. The other choice is to home-school, but I recently had Johnathon evaluated and the developmental specialist advised against this option. You see Johnathon was a high-energy type of child. He is scoring very high on his academic tests, but slightly delayed on social skills and ability to focus. I am still trying to figure out the best option to take for his school, but, in the meantime, we are going to use the Learning Aid online brain training courses to help him learn how to focus and to prepare him for school. Every month I’ll let you know about his progress using Learning Aid, and a few months into the program we will also be offering a Giveaway Blogdom follower a chance to win a full course through the company (valued at $600!) Again, this process is kind of intimidating to me. I would love to hear back from you all about your experiences with school, with learning disabilities, or developmental delays. I am looking forward to learning with you all!