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Complexity. It's impact is on everything.
We visited a new park the other day. The playground walkway was clear and free of leaves, but the trail walkway went through the woods. Knew the cane would not be enough support, so out came the gait trainer. Even that wasn't enough when the pathway became littered with fallen leaves. Too scary!
Even with teaching about the leaves it's just too much for my girl. We turned around and headed back to the safety of open spaces.
I love that she's advocating for herself. I would have loved to take a walk through the woods, but it's fantastic that she's expressing her needs too.
And THAT is an awesome intersection of communication and understanding the power of words and having the functional vision to use them.
Shuffleboard tourney! 😁
Such a great CVI game: movement, not visually complex, and some of our preferred colors
Love the chance to have age appropriate play. 🙌
We've been working on building leisure activities. Not easy!
And while this photo isn't the best, this girl is playing a version of shuffleboard our awesome OT brought for us to play.
It's been sitting in our living room for weeks... On the ottoman, on the TV console, on the hearth... all to make it less novel an item.
That's my lazy Mom's way of introducing new, novel things to my girl. I leave them in her environments knowing that there will be brief but frequent encounters with no commitment or stress around them.
Then, when I want to introduce it, it's not this crazy weird thing thrust upon her, but something that's been hanging around without a known purpose.
Enter our first day of shuffleboard play. She picked up the action pretty fast, though understanding the game is going to take some learning.
And, that's okay.
One step at a time.
If you haven't yet, please do.
THIS is what the United States of AMERICA is about!!
Our newest favorite breakfast. 🧇
Someone learned a new word last week and now, it's waffles for breakfast often.
So cool to see her world, by request, expand.
We've started cooking activities this year. Fun to add another one and watch her get excited in the process.
Math... "Aftermath" 😆
The top is what Emma sees during the math lesson.
The bottom is the chaos behind the curtain. 🤭. All materials out of view.
Keeping out complexity is everything. Doing so gives her access to her lesson, access to learn.
I'm always checking myself. Questioning and checking what the activity looks like from her perspective.
In the midst of the materials and lesson, I realize it's a lot to keep top of mind but it's so so so vital. Especially as the level of difficulty of the task increases.
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