Please excuse all spelling and grammatical mistakes, my mom first language is French, but she loves to express herself in English.....

Sunday, March 10, 2013

iPad for Rett's

Alexandra got a iPad some months ago. It was offered by our  running team for Autism by " Laughing Dog Brewing" in Sandpoint ID. We didn't know  that the iPad will be interactive enough to interest Alexandra, teaching her for the first time, causes & effects. If you can, get a iPad for your daughter...

We first started with Fish Pond , who even with  gloves( if they humid enough ) allowed her to scared the fish away, hear the water ripples  watch the scenes with interest and surprise as the fish come back! 
Than we added stories and music games.

I am going to give you a list of the apps she likes. I just introduced a ABC teaching app that she can not  use by herself, but she likes to watch it and have me talk about it. We write her name, play flash cards and what is important overall is  her attention to the activity. Alexandra is severely impaired with the Rett syndrome, her hands are constantly in her mouth and she has strong breathing episode. But the good new is that she can activate a iPad enough that she is active with something!

List of the Apps we like! Alexandra is 13 years old, but really even my oldest 16 years old and her friends enjoy any type of game on the iPad.....and myself too. 

Music Sparkles,       Miss Spider's Tea party        Animal Peekaboo               Virtuoso
Songs for Kids         Dooddle Buddy                    Write my Name                  Uncolor
Peek a Zoo              Letter School                        123 Kids Peekaboo           Sound Touch
R- tap Drums

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Book Holder

I have finally found a book holder for Alexandra in December for her birthday. She loves images and to have someone reading to her. It was difficult to have the book flat on the table , where she was not able to really see the images and text, plus she was getting the lights reflection . I knew that a book holder had to exist, so I went on Amazon and found this sweet bamboo book holder for less than $30. It was under the category "cooking book holder". We love it and she does too!

A little thing who makes reading easy, and bring so much more educational and happy time to Alexandra.