This week was quite a short session where we were expanding on the ‘What is in the bag’ game.
We sang the song as usual but instead of allowing Freddie to pick his own item out of the bag I picked 2 items out for him. I showed them both to him & held them in front of him in seperate hands to allow him to choose which toy he prefered. Freddie was very good at making a choice & everytime was able to show me which toy he wanted to play with.
The idea is to try & expand this in every life as well. Instead of just giving Freddie a toy to play with give him a choice “Would you prefer this toy Freddie or that toy?” When he is able to eat a more varied diet of solid foods it could be a choice between an apple or a banana or even with silly things like what socks would he like to wear out of this pair or that pair.
We also sang some more nursery rhymes to Freddie – Incy Wincy Spider & Hickory Dickory Dock. But there was still no improvement with Freddies concentration levels during singing & no realisation that we were pausing during the song. But in time i’m sure it will come.
Next week it’s messy play!