Don’t forget to include your child in the preparation process for dinner. This is a great opportunity for bonding and working on life skills. Give them their own bowl to work with. Mashing potatoes will help work on: Gross and fine motor skills Hand-eye coordination Following instructions Language Have fun cooking!!
Let’s discuss boys and baby dolls. Culturally, we are taught that only girls play with dolls, but boys can play with dolls too! Role play helps to problem solve while working through scenarios. You can also observe the child’s capabilities of the skill during play. If your son is a picky eater, play with babyContinue reading “Boys and Dolls”
Encourage language by singing songs that are repetitive. Old MacDonald is my go-to song!! These hand puppets will also help with motor and social skills. Here are some ways to target each skill: Language : Have your kiddo identify and label each animal. Have them imitate animal sounds. Leave phrases out while singing and haveContinue reading “Hand Puppets”
One way to help with social skills is to role play. Children with autism want to socialize, they just don’t know how! So they engage in socially awkward behaviors such as pushing, invading personal space, stimming, etc. Instead of apologizing to the other parent, TEACH your child what they need to say to get theContinue reading “Role Play”