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Melodicas

Started by winifred Annette Moffat in Learning & Resources Sep 25. 0 Replies

Has anyone had experience of these with a child with Down Syndrome ?  My grand daughter who is 6 blasts away on a mouth organ, just wondering if she'd get a tune out of a melodica.Continue

Advice on bicycles

Started by Marie Bonner in Learning & Resources Apr 3. 0 Replies

Our daughter is nearly 11 and is too big for a bike seat on the back of dad's bike. We have been trying to find a suitable substitute but aren't having too much luck.  Wondering if anyone has any suggestions?  There are a few options of trailer…Continue

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Started by Carey Homma in Off Topic! Nov 6, 2017. 0 Replies

HiAm going to be in Taranaki from Dec 6th and was wondering who the contact for the Taranaki branch of Down Syndrome is? Would love to get in touch and get some information and the ball rolling for our move home in April next year.ThanksCarey HommaContinue

Contraception

Started by Carolyn Murphy in Medical Advice & Experiences. Last reply by Carolyn Murphy Aug 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi, my daughter is 17 years old and recently I have been thinking of contraception for her mainly for management of periods but also for down the track when she meets someone special and wants to be in a intimate relationship with.I would be keen to…Continue

Power of attorney for someone turning 18 soon

Started by Toni Dane in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Carolyn Murphy Aug 8, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi, just a question and advice please. My daughter turns 18 in 6 months and I was looking into what I thought was enduring power of attorney so I can continue to manage her care, finances etc after she is 18. Advice from the lawyer said it was going…Continue

when did your children start talking.

Started by Beverly Shearer in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Beverly Shearer Jul 24, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, Just wanting to know when your children started talking (age), our girl Kimberley is not talking and she is 5 in October, she is learning New Zealand sign language, she seems to have trouble getting started, makes lots of noises, any…Continue

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Created by Nykie Grove-Eades Feb 11, 2011 at 12:03pm. Last updated by Nykie Grove-Eades Feb 11, 2011.

Nikolai's experience being at Kindy.

Created by Nykie Grove-Eades Nov 25, 2009 at 3:44pm. Last updated by Nykie Grove-Eades Nov 25, 2009.

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Melodicas

Has anyone had experience of these with a child with Down Syndrome ?  My grand daughter who is 6 blasts away on a mouth organ, just wondering if she'd get a tune out of a melodica.See More
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Advice on bicycles

Our daughter is nearly 11 and is too big for a bike seat on the back of dad's bike. We have been trying to find a suitable substitute but aren't having too much luck.  Wondering if anyone has any suggestions?  There are a few options of trailer bikes but we think she maybe getting too big for those also.  My husband has been looking into one of those bikes with the bar that attaches his bike to our daughters. I am reluctant to give it a go cause I think she may just let go.  She has not long…See More
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