Thursday, November 6, 2008

It is Winter

Okay moms...what do you do with your kids indoors? Mine do so much better when they can be outside or being active and now that is has snowed we are panicked! Any ideas for great indoor home activities?


Luke and Erin said...

ah, yes the winter time is hard. I haven't found anything that works really great. I am excited for what others might post.

Anita Nap said...

A mini trampoline is a MUST! My sister borrowed mine and the springs broke so I have to get another one.
We have an Airwalker swing that we put up in the Living Room when Marshall needs to calm down. We drilled a hole in the ceiling and screwed a big eye bolt in. That swing has been so good for him! I also try to do obstacle courses, making sure he crawls around a lot. My OT, Adrianne says that the more crawling he does, the better Proprioceptive input he gets, which is what he totally craves. I'm hoping to get a few tunnels from IKEA and another swing that he can sit inside and it's got a blow up pillow for him to sit on. It's hard to explain. I didn't see it in their online catalog but I've seen it there before. Swings are SO HELPFUL! Also, walking on his hands (I hold his feet) or going downstairs head first are also good. Adrianne sets up awesome obstacle courses for him. When I know my downstairs neighbors are not home, I'll let him jump off the couch. I can't say enough about climbing. It helps so much! I'm also trying to get back in the habit of doing The Listening Program. We went outside in the snow just the other day and he rode his trike all around. He didn't care that it was cold! :) Just a few things I've learned.

tiptoe mama said...

yay! I need good ideas too. We do all the average stuff: play dough, coloring, legos, storytime, blanket forts, etc. And the big bad: TV! we do way too much TV.
I do have a great recipe for making play dough out of kool aid though, if anyone wants it. It smells really nice, and it's edible. (just in case)

Anita Nap said...

I'd love your recipe.