We played our first board game today, Dr. Suess ABC’s, and Sebastian beat me. After a long afternoon nap (which we’ve enjoyed only twice in the past two weeks) Seb was able to play for 45 mins. When I asked him if he wanted to stop or keep playing halfway through, his choice was to keep playing.
How did he do it? I held up the spinner for him and he reached with his left hand to move it; he spun a lot of 3’s and 4’s! I moved the game piece, counting each space, and we looked for the card with the correct letter together. I held it up for him to see and showed him the letter, reading the card and pointing to the picture which matched the words. He really enjoyed taking turns and being able to participate in the game independently as well as with my help. He was sitting on my lap at our dining table so he was able to have support and see the game pieces easily.
It was the perfect activity for a grey afternoon. As we don’t have therapy until Thursday of this week we are doing a literacy activity every day. Stay tuned for more literacy posts.