Yay, I'm 179 weeks old today!
Masinja and I got back to our normal routine this week.
At Speech he worked more on pretend play. We had a tea party and he fed a few baby dolls and brushed their hair and rocked them to sleep. He also played with some mega blocks that had pieces with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore on them. He hasn't really shown much interest in anything other than Sesame Street characters but he certainly was interested in the Pooh characters. Masinja's therapist tried to get him to listen to a story and then retell it but it didn't go over very well. He listened just fine but he was not interested one iota in the retelling part!
At OT Masinja's therapist started working on more of the sensory issues. She got on a trampoline with him and held his hands while she jumped. He wasn't impressed to say the least. As soon as she started bouncing he said, "Do you want to get down?"He tried to get off immediately. He also rode on a horsey swing and crawled through a tunnel several times. He did really well with both. Masinjha worked on fine motor skills using small pop beads and easy putty. He got a special treat at the end of the therapy session when his therapist gave him some chocolate pudding. She wanted to see how well he could use a spoon. I have to admit I think that was the highlight of his day! He definitely has a sweet tooth :o)
That's all for now.