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Identification of local plants, perhaps? It would be pretty hard to use a field guide to plants to find, say, edible berries if you only had descriptions and no photos or drawings.
We've been to Disney parks twice (both times during the off season) and plan to go again next year. My kids love Disney. DD has loved Mickey and Minnie Mouse since she was about 4 mos old. She would hold pictures of Mickey and study him for 10-15 mins at a time and refuse to let go. She was delighted to get a Mickey toy when about 6 mos and I have pictures of her grinning ear to ear and holding it. Her love of those rodents has stuck, although her interest has shifted...
My DD was formally dx with autism at 3 by a dev ped but has in the past year been re-evaluated by two other specialists, including a lead psych at an autism clinic, with autism ruled out. Her real issue is a primary language disorder / developmental aphasia with a suspected APD component. At 3 she really did appear to have autism but looking back it is easy to see how the language disorder and 3yo development created those symptoms, esp since she also had some...
Both my kids love one called "The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat." It is not particularly profound or meaningful but it is delightfully silly. DS has also gone through phases of being obsessed with "Hattie and the Fox."
We're not getting or making one. It's not the sort of toy my kids would really enjoy for more than 5 minutes a day (they are easily bored and things like that just don't interest them for long), so I'm about 95% sure it wouldn't get heavy enough use to justify taking up space in our small house. They do love to help in the real kitchen though. And on occasion DD has built a miniature lego kitchen for her little toys to work in. Most of her pretend play involves handheld...
We have always used a fake one for the mess/convenience/expense factor, but what I'd really love would be to have decent houseplant skills and then to keep a 4-5 ft tall Norfolk Island Pine as a houseplant year-round and then just decorate it in December every year. I've tried having smaller ones in the past though and they always die.
DS had his tonsils/adenoids out for severe sleep apnea this past summer. He was borderline FTT and certainly not overweight; but his tonsils and adenoids were larger than golf balls and were literally suffocating him. And since the surgery he has slept 10x better, been in a happier mood, started eating more, and is no longer underweight even though he's a bit short for his age still. I wasn't thrilled about the need for the surgery but it was definitely the right choice...
We always have used our DVD player without headphones on planes and have never received any comments about it. I think most of the time people would rather hear a few quiet Elmo's World choruses than deal with a squirming and fussy toddler in front of/behind them. As long as you put the volume only to the level that it needs to be for your child to hear and not any louder, I can't imagine anyone having a real problem with it.
DS surprises me more with what he won't eat sometimes. When he had his tonsils out last summer he refused to eat a single bite of ice cream and insisted on mashed bananas instead. Everyone was baffled by it and the nurses kept being incredulous that he didn't want anything to do with the ice cream. And he loves all sorts of raw vegetables, but we have trouble getting him to eat any kind of protein, so in the past I have had to bribe him to eat *pizza* of all things by...
My 3yo is just barely hitting a point that we think he might successfully learn to use the potty soon. My 5yo was a late learner too. I feel a little weird about them learning late sometimes, but my feeling is I don't want it to be a long and drawn out ordeal. Plus, I want them to be ready to decide when to go to the potty rather than me doing guesswork on when to put them on the potty throughout the day and then standing there 20 minutes waiting for the poop/pee. We...
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