My Obstacle Course Activity Idea: How Do They Feel? Sorting Station This is a station activity I used with Andrew to work on recognizing how other people might be feeling during certain situations. This is a very easy station to make and only takes a short amount of time to write the situations, especially if you think about things and people who are relevant to your child. I used calendar cutouts to write the scenarios on and the mailboxes for sorting but you can use whatever you have … [Read more...] about How Do They Feel?
Andrew has been getting the High Five magazine (the Highlights magazine's version for younger children) for a few years now and he always had his favorite section that he'd flip to right away - Hidden Pictures. One day I was looking at it with him and we came across the “That’s Silly!” section and I began asking him what kinds of things were there that were silly. He only pointed to maybe one or two things and I was surprised. I pointed to something that was definitely not real and asked him if … [Read more...] about Recognizing Silly Things
Social Skill Building: Thinking Beyond One's Own Needs One of the things that we are continually working on with Andrew is his social skills. He is gifted at being able to get everyone around him to meet his wants and needs, even when his speech was limited to "uh uh uhs." He is an only child and because we didn't know what he could or couldn't do due to his delays, we initially did a lot for him. Then we hit a point where we realized he could do a lot more but quite enjoyed having others … [Read more...] about Annie the Bear