In Life before Autism we did not know many of the words, that are everyday for us now
(You know, words like - Occupational therapy, Sensory Diet, Proprioceptive needs, Gravitational insecurity , SPD , SID etc etc )
And, of course, like many in my sisterhood /brotherhood of special needs mamas and papas , we started reading voraciously thereafter
We were dismayed by all the prices in the catalogs
I wished I had 20 thousand dollars to build a Sensory Playground for R
But then I realized that I already had one
The one made by Mother nature
The best catalog you ever saw with changes in all her Seasons
Summer for the carnival..... and some more- just because
To watch how other bloggers do sensory therapy with their kids go to Hartley's very informative blog here
Love it...living it up Mother Nature Style...you are right, the best things in life are free.
Lovely pictures and it sure looks like mama nature is equipping you with all the best :)
what a terrific (and free!!) idea! I love it!
Amen to that! Mama Nature sure does provide! This reminds me of when my dad in law said that these disorders (like SPD) didn't exist in his day. I let him know they sure did, but life and nature gave a much better diet so their symtons weren't as prevalent.
You are so right that everything you need for sensory fun is right there in nature!
I often have speculated that SPD is only a 'new phenomenon' because our parent's generation were working on a farm and getting all the heavy work they needed! LOL
Thanks for posting!
I love the pic of him in the leaves!!!!
"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life." ~John Burroughs
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." ~Eleonora Duse
K, you never fail to amaze me with your insight and wisdom...
God bless you and yours...
So true, the best sensory playground is all around us :).
Great pics of R getting his sensory needs met by Mother Nature. I agree with Hartley, I often wonder how much of SPD and ADHD (I have kids with both) would "go away" if our kids were working on a farm all day. There have been studies showing how good the outdoors is for kids with ADHD. It looks like your boy loves the outdoors!
It's funny how the best things in life are free. When it became obvious that our son was more interested in the wrapping paper than the gift, we realized that expensive things weren't always the best. From the looks of it, you don't need a $20K sensory room.
Love the pictures - look how much he's enjoying his sensory room!!!
And of course, my husband's comments are so true :)
Proprioceptive input and gravitational insecurity...now you are talking my language!! We definitely have a secret language in our club. Great pictures. You have inspired me to let Audrey roll around in the grass more...
So true. Love that he will jump in the snow! Great photos
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