This is one of my favorite My Obstacle Course station activities because it is so simple and has so many possibilities! Crawl and Match is as simple as it sounds. On one end of a carpet runner, or carpeted area, I place some objects, cards or cutouts which focus on some academic skill. He chooses one, crawls down the carpet and matches it with something on the other end. He crawls back gets the next one and continues doing this until all objects or cards have been matched. Because he is … [Read more...] about Crawl and Match
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It really can be as easy as this next My Obstacle Course station activity that I am going to tell you about! When Andrew goes to speech, we usually get a sheet of words, mostly with pictures, to take home to practice. My apologies to the maker of this sheet but as it is, it is not very exciting and I found it difficult to motivate my child to want to practice this at home as is. I know this can be much more fun without a great deal of effort and so I decided to just cut apart the pictures … [Read more...] about Practicing Speech Words
I get a lot of questions about storing all of the materials that I have. One thing that is helpful for me is to keep things contained in clear packages so I can see what is inside. Easy to spot, easy to grab, easy to put away! Love it! I also like to use things that I already have or things that sort of "appear" to me and as I purchased some new briefs for my son, I noticed that this is exactly the kind of package that I have reused many times for storage. This kind of package is … [Read more...] about Repurposing Packaging
If you've been following my posts, you know that I have a child who is very reluctant to write or draw. This makes practicing things like holding a pencil, practicing proper grasp with the correct finger placement, using different pressure and changing hand movements to create controlled strokes very challenging. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for things that are fun and help to build this skill. I found some of this Scratch Magic paper and thought it was definitely worth a … [Read more...] about Scratch Magic
This package of fun Lightbulbs Mini Accents from our teacher store are probably meant for bulletin boards in the classroom but when I saw them, anyone who knows Andrew also knows that I had to have them! Andrew’s love of ceiling fans is second only to his love of lights and light bulbs. One very consistent phrase of his before he was speaking was "uh uh u-uh!" which translated to "lights are on" with the "on" being drawn out a bit. He can walk into a store, a house, anywhere and … [Read more...] about Lightbulb Pattern Pieces
As you all know, this past weekend was Mother's Day and my husband was on call which left me with a good deal of free, non-scheduled time at home with Andrew Saturday and Sunday. I figured I would give myself a Mother's Day gift of doing something I had been putting off for a long time - decluttering drawers, cupboards and closets that I'm always too busy to go through. I know what some of you are probably thinking - why not gift yourself a manicure or pedicure? But to be totally honest, … [Read more...] about Look How Far We’ve Come!