So we went from swimming last Monday to probably sledding later this afternoon – man this ‘spring’ weather is crazy. The boys had a ‘vacation day’ earlier in the week and since the local school district was still in school, we decided to dare the nearby indoor swimming pool since it would be relatively quiet.
There were only a handful of other kids so the boys were able to enjoy a fun and relaxing few hours at the pool. I was surprised how well they did, both would jump off the stairs into the water and were careful to not go in areas that were too deep for them. At noon, they turned on the ‘water bucket’ that fills and dumps water on the play structure every 5 minutes. It gets really loud in there once the bucket is turned on and I think it was too much for the boys.
The boys also attending one of their cousin’s birthday parties over the weekend. There were a TON of kids there and, for the most part, both boys did ok until the end. Twin A seems to like social situations a bit more than Twin B and he did a number of the activities, including the face painting seen below. He was extremely distraught when, after his bath that evening, his rainbow disappeared. So neat though to first, see that he’d participate in the face painting, and secondly, that the boys did ok at the party.
Tip of the Week: This is an idea from our OT session. We shared the ‘pincher grasp & pennies” last week and this week, we’ll share the Connect 4 idea.
This is a travel size Connect Four. We didn’t play by the normal Connect Four rules, the idea was that the therapist and I would hold the discs for the boys. They would use little clothes pins to try and get them and then, drop the pins into the Connect Four game. Obviously you don’t need a Connect Four game to do this, the entire idea is to build strength in their thumbs and pointer fingers.
Have a great week!