“What? We’re together 24/7/365 – aren’t you getting enough child/mommy time?”
The unanimous answer was “NO!”
So I guess all that time we spend cleaning, folding laundry and running errands doesn’t count.
Seizing the opportunity to justify getting on Pinterest in the middle of the day, I jumped on my Kids Arts and Crafts board; see it here: http://pinterest.com/mamajoyx9/kids-arts-and-crafts/.
The pin itself is here: http://pinterest.com/pin/234961305531991123/.
And the original post/picture tutorial is here: http://justimagine-ddoc.com/crafts/crafty-finds-for-your-inspiration-no-2/?pid=9988.
I also found this free video tutorial on U-Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TCKUalhvYI. This is a fun little video with a funky beat playing in the background – a nice touch for the younger set.
With my focus on visual learning, I found it very interesting that both tutorials were done with visual steps only, no words. I had no idea I was a strong visual learner myself. I never would have been able to do this by written or spoken instructions; yet, it was really easy to just imitate the pictures.
Andres’ (9 – Chiari malformation decompressed August 2012) neuropsych report mentioned that it is difficult for him to listen and watch at the same time. I didn’t get it at the time. I mean, who wouldn’t benefit from hearing words as well as seeing something done at the same time? Now I get it.
Mental note – Use step-by-step pictures, video or demonstration to teach Noah (6 with Down syndrome) and Andres new processes.
I am a disaster when it comes to art, but I thought this project turned out fabulously.
And Eden got her child/mommy time.