Splash – Tues 14th April 2015

By | April 14, 2015

It’s not often that the pool is set up this early in the year, but the fact that the weather is glorious and the children don’t go back to school until next Monday has meant plenty of this:

  

And this:

  

The yellow/red/blue thing to the left of the pictures is our trampoline with an adjusted tent around it.  An absolute godsend for T to use as he doesn’t like being gawped at from surrounding houses, he can get in there, have a bit of a bounce and relax (it’s one of his calming mechanisms).

But back to the splashing!  It was all about getting as many play balls into the pool as possible and showing how they could both swim on their fronts and backs.  An element of competitiveness did creep in, but T seemed to accept that D didn’t want to “race” and a compromise was reached whereby he was timed for “laps”.

My floppy hat had an airing too.

 

 

And it’s meant to be just as nice weather-wise tomorrow.  It’s at times like this, that it doesn’t really matter that T isn’t open to the idea of venturing beyond our garden in the holidays and Minecraft was forgotten for a while too.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx

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Nick Holland-Smith on 3rd June 2015 at 7:10 pm.

I am an Occupational Therapist and I am seeking evidential support in my recommendation that Splash holidays or playing in water helps to distract children with challenging behaviours. What is your experience from this most recent activity. I am more than interested to discover more.

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Jeannette on 22nd November 2015 at 10:31 pm.

I’d agree, it’s a distraction, something else to focus on other than what’s worrying them.

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