I have discovered the best thing since sliced bread! No seriously!! Listen to me! If you have a child with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder and have considered a weighted blanket, TRY THIS!
So many of you know our journey with our amazing little autist. Berlyn is growing up on us! I have always wanted a weighted blanket, but have not been able to afford its hefty price tag. I am not a good enough seamstress to sew one together to last the CRAZINESS that my Berlyn would put it through.
We found this frog and it is the best $50 I have ever spent. He puts it on his lap, chest, shoulders, head…. He does it without anyone telling him to as if the doll tells him to do it. This frog has become a part of our family over the last several weeks. Berlyn is focusing more on his schoolwork now too.
If you are interested, Click on the link below and check them out. There are also lizzards, snakes and even a dolphin. The one that we picked up for Berlyn weighs 2.5kg ( about 5.5 pounds). They also come in other weights too.
We have been meaning to get started on this new curriculum. We had been eyeballing this book for a while and I overheard another mom talking about this class that her kids were signed up for… I thought, well, WE can get the book and do this… And so far, WE LOVE IT!
The book is divided into 3 different sections.
- The first is a section includes histories and photos. Day 1 talks about Mesopotamia and shows different types of maps from up to 2500 years BC. It has photos of stone maps, papyrus maps and even a drawing of a Polynesian map.
- Section 2 is a MAP DRAWING Section. It is a step by step on drawing a map of certain area of the world. Lesson one is drawing Mesopotamia including the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Even my 7 year-olds could follow long with the drawings.
- Section 3 is extra activities… in this activity, you could make a dough and draw a map in it.
We just began this book. I had several old rolls of butcher paper that I had picked up at a yard sale. So, my supplies were very inexpensive. WE LOVED starting this book. I can’t wait until we get through more of it.