Day 19: Cutting and Pasting

Day 19: Cutting and Pasting

A part of school life includes cutting and pasting. It can hardly be avoided.  From art activities to cutting up fractions – being able to cut and paste is a skill required to complete them.  However, a disabled child may never get to découpage because he’s struggling...
Day 15: Toy Suggestions

Day 15: Toy Suggestions

My family members learned pretty early on that it’s not easy to shop for my son.  They tend to consult with me first, or just slip money in an envelope to purchase on their behalf.  You may find yourself in the same predicament.  What to buy a child who still mouths...
Day 12: Yarn Play

Day 12: Yarn Play

One year, when I was still in the classroom, I ran a knitting club during lunch. I was surprised to find that many of the students who signed up were boys.  More than that – a lot of them were children with learning disabilities or with social/ emotional conditions. ...
Day 11: Playdough Tips

Day 11: Playdough Tips

One of the most recent times my little guy played with playdough, I ended up having a pity party.  He gagged so hard, he made himself vomit.  I cried about yet another activity my child cannot do without struggle and distress.  And, this, after testing out different...
Day 7: In the Kitchen

Day 7: In the Kitchen

  Since becoming a mother, I probably spend more time in the kitchen than anywhere else in my house.  I often think about how many lessons could come from sharing this space with a child.  My son, however, wants very little to do with the kitchen except for...