Tactile Play Revisited
While Sky anxiety seems to have lessened lately, a teacher friend suggested I do some into sensory-seeking disorders to see if Sky might fall into one of those categories. I have wondered about that before, since she has exhibited some sensory-seeking behaviors but when I reviewed the lists of diagnostic criteria online, she didn't match up with too many of them. We're still going to keep up with more tactile activities around here though, since they seem to help her calm down and focus a bit more afterwards.
Surprise discovery: she loves to vacuum. The vibration of the vacuum satisfies her tactile craving and of course, it's fun to see things get sucked up off the floor.
Beans in bowls: both kids thought this was fun and like burying and finding their dinosaurs. Since this was our first time doing the activity, I did hide a small piece of candy in each their bowls to get them started!
And of course, Fire tried to eat the beans.
Goop again: They each got a big bowl of colored goop with spoons, cups, and measuring cups to play with it. This was also a great activity for me, to practice my patience.
Repeat after me: It will dry as a powder, it will dry as a powder...
okay, stepping in!
and back to resisting
And while the goop did dry as a powder and both kids loved this activity, it turns out that cornstarch doesn't come out of carpet that well. Our next tactile activity: operating a carpet cleaner!