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My name is Frances Rose Agnes Napper aka SmileyRose. I am a friendly and fun loving individual. I like meeting new/old friends. Although I love being with friends, I also enjoy my own space from time to time. I have a number of hobbies. I enjoy taking photographs, going to the theatre, travel (visiting new and exciting places), reading, films and listening to music. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I particularly enjoy it when we all get together. I was a full-time mother for both of my daughters and I did not go back to work until they both reached primary school age. The UK has a lot to offer because there are so many picturesque places to visit. I particularly enjoy the British countryside. My home town was in Stamford, Lincolnshire although I am currently living in Peterborough. My Father was a serving member of the RAF. I'd consider myself well travelled from a very early age (6 months old). Divorced - for 10yrs. Currently single. I am interested in meeting nice folk only. :) Star sign - Leo the Lion. Birthday -July 29th. That's me in a nutshell. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Reading & Writing

I remember being able to read and write before I ever started school. I was 4yrs and 2 months old when I began primary school. I was one of the youngest in the class. :) We were living in Penang at the time as my Father was stationed at RAF Butterworth.  Although I attended a gindergarten just before starting school, my Mother stopped at home at the time and she didn't really go back to work until after I began school, I remember her mostly being at home.

Being the eldest out of four siblings I suppose I was quite fortunate to have my Mother at home during this time as she did eventually go back to work by the time my other siblings arrived.

I suppose I have always been fairly homely and I have tended not to really want to move too far away from either of my parents over the years. I am the only one who remains living fairly close to both of them. I tend to visit my Mother and Father often. Just recently I have been visiting them at least once a week. :)

I remember my Mother teaching me how to read and write the basic three letter words and my whole name before I began school.

I did exactly the same thing when both of my children were young. The first ever sentence I remember writing before I went to school was "The Cat Sat On The Mat. :) I taught my own children the very same. We used to make learning fun by using picture cards. :) I was somewhat surprised to see some children who attended the same pre-school as both of my children, they could hardly write their name, let alone anything else when they were young.

I felt so sorry for the primary school teachers as it just caused extra work for them when the children first began school as I think it would have been helpful if some of the children at least knew how to write and spell their own names.

SmileyRose x

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