Sunday, January 27, 2008
Here my daughter is playing with blocks. Emma can play this game for hours. There are many simple and diverse games to play which are good for early development such as: In and Out, (placing the block in and out of the bucket) Find the letters and identify them, What color is it, Find the numbers and count them, Stack'em, and best of all is Watching them fall. Besides the developmental benefits the personal perk for me is I have her play this game while I make dinner. I prefer to make dinner with two hands and not four.
This is a fun and inexpensive game to play. All you need is rice, beans or dried peas, (many other dried food goods can work for this activity) and some cups or bowls. The different varieties of food provide different textures in which the children can touch and feel in their hands. My children LOVE this. One benefit is they learn to clean up most of the mess, its just part of the activity.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Bake, bake, bake, we love to bake. For those inside days we bake. This is my son Tanner, he is 4 years old, a big brother to his two sisters. Tanner has Pervasive Disability Disorder or (PDD). PDD is a form of autism. We found out he had PDD when he was two years old. He has been getting free help, yes free help from our local school, hospital and other organizations in our area. Also, in the state of Utah you can get free help for any of your children who have any developmental delays. I talked with my primary care physician and he can directed me where I could find many of these free services. Tanner has a speech delay. On this day when we made cookies, we helped Tanner develop his speech by saying "Hello" and "Goodbye" to every ingredient.