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Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I took a few snap shots of the card making process (of course)!
We also recently discovered a really nice children's park right around the corner from our house ~ it's in walking distance. Nathan went down a huge slide all by himself! I actually couldn't believe how brave he was. He also began learning how to climb a ladder. The tire swing was another story. He hated it! :-)
We've just been invited to a family Easter Egg hunt tomorrow! Nathan's first!! I can't wait to see him with the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs. It's so fun being parents! It's like being a kid all over again!
Nathan has received his very first birthday party invitation from a little friend at school!!!
It brought tears to my eyes when I saw he'd been invited! When you have a child with special needs you often wonder if they'll get to share in those experiences. I've often wondered, will parents invite him because he's different? As a mom, I hoped this wasn't going to be the case. This invitation means so much to our family. I get choked up just writing about it. I'm saving this invitation in Nathan's keepsakes.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This first picture is a song book that I created for Nathan ~ they're his favorite songs: Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Old McDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Wheels on the Bus. They are attached to the inside of the folder by velcro.
When it comes time to sing, Nathan gets to pick the song he'd like to sing based on the pictures. Once he chooses the song, I velcro it on the front of the folder with the visual cue to sing the song.
If Nathan chooses the Wheels on the Bus, I've also created this fun visual enhancement where he can also choose the order of the words in the song. As he hands them to me, I sing about what it is. So for instance, if he gives me the "horn" picture, I sing about the horn going "beep beep beep." It's that simple. He will eventually learn what each picture means by what I'm singing to him.
Here are a few other ideas that were presented at the seminar. Most of these will be very useful when Nathan gets a little older.