Thursday, October 2, 2008

a little bit of fun

Just a funny little post today. I have two young boys who are both dyslexic. They have a friend living up the road who is also dyslexic. The other day the younger one and his friend found my scrabble game and decided to play it. I suggested that they take it into the sunshine on the front doorstep and asked if they knew how to play and did they need a dictionary. Oh no, they said, we know how to play so I left them to it.

When I checked on them about 20 minutes later, they were going well but the board was incomprehensible. Some words were forwards, some were backwards, upside down didn't seem to phase them either. There were words going in all directions and overlapping at will. Spelling was creative but they knew what they meant.

Funniest thing I've ever seen on a board game.

I did suggest that perhaps the words ought to go in only one direction but I don't think they quite got why.

viv in nz


Davina said...

That is too cute! What fun!

Going Crunchy said...

That is so heartwarmingly funny. It worked for everybody! Shan

knutty knitter said...

They are both 10 now and are starting to get things right. They fortunately haven't been put off reading so the dyslexia won't be an issue later (it wasn't for me either).

It s fun watching what they do though.