Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Discovery...

I thought this sign was an appropriate explanation for life with a kiddo like Faith.....
A trip to the museum is ~NEVER JUST~ a trip to the museum...

Yesterday Carl had the day off to go to a doctor's appointment with us. Perfect time for a trip to the new Children's Museum . We had been wanting to go for several months but weekends are too busy for Faith. We had a blast! It had all kinds of interactive, hands on, tactile things to play with. A race car area, a space shuttle, a grocery store with tiny little carts (Faith's biggest weakness! She loves shopping carts!) and all kinds of groceries on the shelves that would actually scan.

They had a garage band room with all kinds of instruments, a sound area with Blue Man Group themed sound toys and all kinds of crazy lights. There was a little farmhouse with little everything for smaller kids- like animals, things to pick like flowers and vegetables, a little kitchen. They even had a cow that you could milk~ but Faith was afraid of it~! Lots of things that she could get her hands into.
GREAT THERAPY...
She worked on picking things up...
standing....
reaching....
activating things with buttons...
pushing and selecting items for her shopping cart...
driving....
brushing....
Hey,it's not everyone else's normal but it's our own version.....

9 comments:

Katy said...

Looks like she had a blast We also have to go places at non-peak time as Charlie can get overwhelmed by the crowds.

Jen said...

I want to go there, it looks like great fun. We would also need to go off-peak, but its more fun then anyway:) Jen.

The Henrys said...

I'm so glad that you finally got the chance to go there. It is always nice to follow doctor appts with something fun!

Taz said...

What a cool place! Looks like she had a ball! We go everywhere non-peak too, it's so much easier!!

Mo said...

Good days out like this feel really great, don't they?

therextras said...

Now THAT's my kind of brushing. (lol)

Driving, uh huh! Using powered mobility is great motor (and visual) learning!

Fun functional movement! The music section you described is phenomenal!

Thanks so much for this encouraging and illuminating post, Candace!

Barbara

Cjengo said...

I love the museum. Such a great post, love seeing the pictures. Just great!

Beverly said...

so much fun. love all the photos of Faith

Junior said...

Wow what a cool place, looks like Faith had a blast.

Thanks for the comment on the adaptions blog. Ambucs has all types of bikes ones with pretty much full support like Junior needs and others for children who have only minimal disabilities and just need a bike with 3 wheels for stability. If you fill out the forms you can get Faith placed on the wish list and the bike would not cost anything.