I am thankful for mat training
We are in a different location almost every week. Poppet never finds herself in familiar surroundings. Especially for services, or visiting someone’s home, it is very useful to have a place that is her own. We lay down a mat and bring toys with us that are only played with when that mat hits the ground.
To make sure things go smoothly when we are on the road, we practice at home almost daily. As I write this, there is a program playing in the background to mimic services, and Poppet is smack dab in the middle of her blanket with a colouring book and other soft (soundless) toys. It has become one of the quiet pleasures in my day!