These 6 kiddos have our heart. They've been such good helpers as we created this family business. We wanted project- based learning to teach them entrepreneurship, human relations, legality, insurance, taxes, and other business principles. Our first 100 sets of @bizybeeztoys 🐝 are finally arriving this weekend. The kids couldn't be more excited! 🎉 📸: @summerspix
✨One of the items inside the October #sensorytheraplaybox will be the Tumble Wonder Fidget toy! ✨ . Place it vertically on a flat surface (floor, desk, table) and give it a little push to set it in motion to watch it tumble and flip over and over again. Pass back and forth from hand to hand, trying to “catch” it with each hand to work on visual motor skills and bilateral coordination. Or, play with a partner and have fun pushing it back and forth to each other! 😀 . ⏰You can still sign up for the October box until September 30th 💜📦💚 . 📝 Please note that the Tumble Wonder you will receive in the October box does NOT light up. We chose to include the original (non flashing) version due to children that may have visual sensitivities.
The day we spoke to the Pediatrician and the word 'autism' was mentioned, I remember finding it hard to breathe. To be told that our beautiful boy was "different" filled me with every emotion going. Anger, sadness, failure on my part, and we now have to wait for assessments until we receive a diagnosis, which makes it so hard, when you're currently in 'limbo'. I remember googling EVERYTHING (to the point where I couldn't sleep) : "my child doesn't make eye contact"; "my son doesn't point at things" etc, and I've always worried about how is social skills will prevent him from living a "normal life" (for the first time, I can't even watch the Undateables on channel 4)- what if he'll never find love? What if he can't understand emotions? What if he gets bullied at school, and wont know how to stick up for himself? Fast forward 3 months, and more importantly to today (especially today) and Ifan's coming out with 2 word sentences, "Daddy home!"; he makes eye contact with EVERYONE; he responds to his name; loud noises no longer bother him (he's actually starting to examine his brother to work out if he's happy or sad); and his communication skills have progressed so much. We have a long way to go until we have the final, official diagnosis, but early intervention DOES make a difference, and it's ok for parents to cry and feel frustrated, just knock back the whiskey and keep focusing on the positives only. Life is getting better already. . . . #instamum#instakid#son#blog#feelings#motherhood#autism