In the spirit of the holidays, today's Blog entry focuses on PLAY. Many of us struggle during this season with children whose sensory issues can not take in all the activities, noises and smells of the season. In short, they seem to find it difficult to play.
A while back, Melitsa from Play-Activities contacted me about her site. I checked it out and found some excellent play suggestions. I particulary like this site's FAQs. When I spoke (via the Intranet) with the author, Melitsa , I shared my own experiences and those of some of our readers. Melitsa understands exactly how we, as parents, feel, and she encourages us with her comment:
At the beginning , my son who is particularly shy needed the stimulation and ideas to start an activity. He was much like how you describe your son. Then gradually he would take it and make it his own. Now, there is nothing stopping him. He has many ideas of his own that are original and many borrowed from playmate friends, and what he sees around him.
Don't forget some play time for yourself. Here are a few suggestions:
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