Sensory Play & Spoon Feeding

Over the holidays, I cleaned out my craft room. I was about to throw away some perler beads when I realized I can use them for sensory play.

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A mom had mentioned to me that her son was not using a spoon to eat. So I’ve combined his favorite things (pegs, nesting cups, and animals) and added new things (spoons and beads) for him to explore. This pairing will make the new items fun and hopefully over time, increases the interaction the boy has with these new items.

Providing lots of opportunities to practice is the key to learning a new behavior. How often does a child get to practice spoon feeding? Only when it’s time to eat. If you incorporate the spoon during play, there are more chances to practice the simple things like holding the spoon correctly and hand-eye coordination. The child can use the spoon to scoop, pour, mix, whatever!

Have fun!

 

New Puzzles

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I love buying new toys! Every time I’m in a store I can’t help but check out the toy section. I especially love going to Ross or Marshalls for toys. Their toys are so simple and perfect for my early learners.

I bought these puzzles for a couple of my kiddos that need to learn sign language. It gives them something to do instead of using flashcards. These puzzles are great for many skills:
1. Hand eye coordination.
2. Matching
3. Receptive language
4. Expressive language
5. Fine motor

My kids love it.

It’s Official… I’ve been accepted

i was told over the phone last week that i was accepted to Nova Southeastern University. today, i received a letter for me to sign if i accept. which i signed and scanned immediately!! i am a grad student at NSU! i am so happy. i finally get to finish my degree.

now i have to register for classes, i start in Jan.

Crochet hats for Autism Speaks.

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There should be a link on the side wall for donations to Autism Speaks. I know it’s a disney princess 10k, but let’s face it, I’m not a runner. So I’m making hats instead.

Donate $25 and get a custom handmade hat by me!! Contact me for more details!