New Year’s Fun!

2019 is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to get excited and talk about all that is to come in the year ahead! Access the New Year 2018 pageset below and have fun!

Communicator 5 Pageset

DIY Holiday Slime Fun!

Dashing through the snow, sliming all the way. Glitter and bells and things, what fun it is to slime and sing a slimy song today. Slimy smell, slimy smells, sliming all the way. Oh what fun it is to sing a sliming song today!

Slime Supplies
Bowl, spoon, measuring cups and spoons. Make sure to wash up after making the slime. Also, this goes without saying, but I’m saying it. This isn’t edible. Always use caution with kids.

Pro Slime Tips
If you are going to be making a lot of slime, buy glue by the gallon. Washable school glue white or clear work well.

Recipe- Fluffy Slime- Squishy and stretchy just like the holidays should be!

  • Foam Shaving Cream- 3 cups
  • Food coloring –  amount is up to you
  • Baking Soda – ¼ teaspoon
  • PVA School Glue ½ cup
  • Saline Solution -1 Tablespoon generic brand from Target Up and Up works well
  • Look for sodium borate and boric acid (needs to have these ingredients to create slime

Shaving cream, then food coloring, the baking soda, then glue, then saline solution (which is the slime activator). Stir after each ingredient is added in. Make sure to incorporate all of the mixtures while stirring. Stir, stir, stir … then knead the slime. This will be messy but will get fluffier as you knead. Keep squishing, kneading, pulling, and squishing. There you go, fluffy holiday slime.

Slimy Slime Recipe

  • ½ cup Elmer’s Clear or white glue
  • 1 Tablespoon Saline Solution (must contains boric acid and sodium borate)
  • ½ cup of Water
  • ¼-½ tsp Baking Soda
  • Fun additions include glitter, confetti and food coloring.

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and stir. Stir faster. Stir even faster to activate the slime. Colors vary with opaqueness of glue. Have fun with it. Add sparkles, add confetti. Make your holidays sparkle with a fun sensory activity.

Access the Tobii Dynavox pageset to use with this fun activity at the link below!

Lava Lamp Fun!

This is a great and fun activity to do with your kiddo of any age. The pageset below was designed to allow for two types of conversation. The first is to direct the making of the lava lamp. Make sure to read the directions to your kiddo and then have them help direct you to follow them.

Remember to model, model as you read the directions so they know how to use the language that is there. Make sure to read the pages linked to this activity so that you understand the science behind the lava lamp. Then your kiddo can predict what will happen, describe what is actually happening and explain why.

Describing vocally such a heavy, light, up and down will support this conversation. The only other thing is to have a bunch of “blobby” fun! Find instructions here!

Communicator 5 Pageset

3 Dimensional Family Tree!

This is a great activity to do as a family! Download the Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 pagesets below and have some fun! For more activity step-by-step instructions, click here!

 

Communicator 5 Pagesets

 

Chevron Christmas Tree!

Step 1

Gather your supplies which include- A wood pallet that you can get at any craft store, a paint color for your chevron stripes (let your Rett Girl choose the color), a bunch of Christmas ornaments. The more variety the better and let her choose these too! Last, a hot glue gun to put it all together.

Step 2

Draw the chevron on the pallet board and paint with desired paint color.  Hint:  there is an easy chevron stripe tutorial at www.MommyIsCooCoo.com

Step 3

Place your star or top ornament first. Begin placing your ornaments in a triangle, tree shape using your hot glue gun. Make sure to glue each ornament to the pallet board and to the ornaments next to it.

Step 4

Continue placing ornaments, working down until you reach the tree stand. You may want to draw this in or place a special ornament.

Click below to download communication page sets for this fun project!

Communicator 4 Page Set

Communicator 5 Page Set

Wreath Making Fun!

Step 1

Gather your supplies: A variety of ribbon from your ribbon stash or purchased. Different widths, patterns and textures are the best. The more variety the better! This is where it’s going to be FUN for your Rett Girl! Clip those craft coupons and go shopping! Let her pick out her favorite ribbons! Also, pick up a straw wreath for the base.

Step 2

Wrap your straw wreath in one of your selected ribbons. Solid black works well and keeps the straw from ruining all your fun with the inevitable “peek through.”

Step 3

One option that is great and makes a big difference is to cut the ends of all your ribbons in a V-shape. This will give your wreath a more finished and festive look.

Step 4

Now the fun part! Fluff until you get it how you want it and hang it up!

Classroom Spotlight

A classroom in Neptune Beach, FL uses the MOVE Program to provide optimal physical and educational success for their students with disabilities. Follow Evie, a girl suffering from Rett Syndrome, through her school day.

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