Tuesday, July 22, 2008

“Try this Tuesday” #1

My regular post for today is below this one. This post is part of a "share-ideas" posts by several blogers. People who are not parents of special-needs kids, can skip (although much of this info is usefull for ANY parent with small kids....)

For learning letter names, as opposed to sounds, we baked bread dough in letter shapes. It was a fun activity, and we talked casually about the names.
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When toilet training Ricki years ago, we covered the sofa, armchairs, and the like with clear nylon tablecloth. Made it less tense…..
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Kids learn to climb up on the sofa before they learn to climb down. During that interrum, they tend to take flying leaps off the sofa, and if you have non-carpeted floors, it can be scarey! (Especially here in Israel, where the floors are STONE!)
So we went to a carpet store, and bought a scrap piece which was longer than the sofa, and about 2 feet wide. Then we took it to an upholsterer, who sewed around the edges. We slipped one long side just under the sofa legs, and we had head protection!

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Trish said...

Love the carpet idea - we have a wooden frame futon with sharp corners, although our son never complained; we realized later that he was largely insensitive to pain at that time in his life.

Thank you so much for participating in Try This Tuesday; it's great to meet you!

Anonymous said...

I so can use the covering of the sofa/furniture right now as I try to potty train my 3.5 year old. It has been a challenge!