Helping most toddlers work towards a skill can be tricky, as we all know three is the new thirteen! Some days trying to work with Madison towards her goals takes a lot of patience and creativity. Here’s how we conquered some skill development today:
Madison LOVES Peppa Pig and LOVES talking about hospitals and doctors. No better way to pass some time reading, reading and reading some more “Peppa Goes To The Hospital” while trying to use the potty. Thanks for the book Nicole!
Dorsiflexion exercises consisted of painting toe nails and trying to wiggle her toes and flex her feet to help the nail polish dry.
Some OT skill work also happened today by making sure all her cousins had Easter cards for next weekend. Card making is serious business.
Oh no! We ran out of glue and glitter for the cards! Time to hop on the bike and ride for an hour to the closest dollar store to stock up and pick up things on the “to do ” list for St Louis!
Madi worked her butt off today and had a blast doing it!
LOVE catching Jack with a book! He does this all the time now. He wonders into Madison’s room, grabs a book from her shelf, wonders to another room in the house & then sits down to flip through it a few times.
Jack also has a love for basketball. He played in the gym at Variety Village for an hour shooting at the net while Madi had Physio.
Madison and Stephanie revisited ground transitions today, a “typical” milestone for an infant that Madison has been continuously working on for a few years. Although she has found ways to be functional with different sitting positions on the floor, today they practiced transitioning from kneeling- to side sit- to sitting with legs crossed…a skill that she can use daily during circle time in her classroom and in kindergarten in September.
Madison had a great day with her aunts! She loves her computer time.
She’s obviously still recovering from her cold…even too sleepy to continue some computer fun
Madi and Ryan did lots of walking in the hot pool today to bring some relief to those stiff ankles and tight legs. We’ve discovered the perfect time slot when no one is there ! Private pool!
Madi’s friend Linda from Variety Village shared with us a blog written by a friend of hers. This entry highlights Madison and her love of her second home – Variety Village!
Blog about Madison – Link
Madi has recovered and is feeling more like herself again!
She had a great morning at school- Jack brought her sister a balloon and was happy to sit and watch music time in her class.
She was at Physio with Stephanie today and did a great job!
Jack was up most of the night last night with a bad cold and some flu like action… Yuk… No one slept well, so when Madi woke up somewhat chipper this morning, Mommy was shocked.
Her day was going well…
And then it ended like this…good old towels on the pillow- don’t fail us now.
Poor kid can’t catch a break. We would like to apologize to Pams couch and floor that got the worst of it. Cross your fingers for a quick turn around.