April is Autism awareness month here in Australia and as there is currently an international ‘Go Blue’ campaign occurring I decided to do some blue themed activities with the girls over the next few weeks to perhaps help raise a little awareness! You can read more about Autism and the Go Blue campaign here .
With our current concerns regarding Ruby I have been researching and learning a little more about Autism and the spectrum. I did think I had a good grasp from my early childhood days but am saddened to realise that I too had come to believe many of the myths I had read. Perhaps you have too without realising it. I encourage everyone to have a glance at this post….Family and Autism .
We had an absolutely glorious morning and although I wasn’t going to post today I just had to share the fun with someone!
The sun was shining for a change, warm but not hot with a lovely breeze blowing and the toddler twosome played beautifully together…nobody wanted to come inside but it was worth the late lunch and naptime (I may not agree at 7.30 tonight when they don’t go to sleep though!)
We had sea sponges……
We had bath/shower soft scrubbers…….
We had kitchen sponge cut into strips and pegged to use as handles when dabbing…..Pegs clipped onto strips of kitchen sponge are always good fun for toddlers and great to dip into water paint too as they have their own little handles to hold!
We had large, soft bath sponges that I wrapped in vegetable netting collected from the shopping…..
And lots and lots of blue!
Of course, then we had to mess all the patterns up because we are toddlers! Older children enjoy making their stamping patterns a little more distinct!
Very budget friendly and quick to prepare…but lots of fun, just the way we like it!
Just had to share this pic …she stamped the side of her face and this is the reaction!