Friday, January 04, 2013

Tootsie Roll Talking and Other Good Things

Wade's speech therapist suggested having him chew part of a Tootsie Roll before doing oral reading in order to wake up his sleeping muscles and encourage clearer enunciation.  Good idea! Wade likes that therapy so much that he sneaked into the pantry and ate nine Tootsie Rolls before breakfast one morning.  But he forgot to throw away the wrappers.  Busted!!

Even better than Tootsie Rolls are sausages, which he thinks should be part of every breakfast.

Doing these magnetic Melissa & Doug pattern blocks has been a bit difficult for Wade's fine motor skills.  But over Christmas vacation we tried again and voila!

He did the robot man all by himself...

...and the swimming birds!

Folding the cleaning rags and dishtowels is another good OT project. 

Woodside Kitchen provides plenty of rags to fold...

...and sauces to eat (along with the Tootsie Rolls and sausage).

And painting is a delight too.

What will it be?

Whatever it is, using one brush at a time is too slow.

We like ambidextrous art...

...almost as much as Christopher's edible art. 


I think this was supposed to say "Ha Pe Nu Year".  Somehow the word Mom appeared mixed in with all the rest.  One of life's Ha Pe little surprises.


PollythePatchworker said...

Sure do enjoy your posts, especially the Tootsie Roll part. I also found it very interesting seeing the Woodside Kitchen in full swing! Blessings to you and yours.

Lezlie H. said...

I honestly thought maybe Wade's sign was to read "Hape(happy) Mom, yeah".