I really can't express how much I love this machine. It was sent to us from National Autism Resources a few weeks ago and we adore it. I so wish its beauty would come across in the video below. The video does not do justice to the machine but does show you just how thrilled Kate was to see it set up in her bedroom. That was the first night and the last night we set it up in Kate's bedroom, though, because we all loved it so much we set it up in the living room. Each night we flip it on as soon as it gets dark and watch the stars shoot across the ceiling. We watch the blue cloud grow and shrink and it has such a soothing effect on all of us. Initially, we figured the laser stars machine would be a great sensory experience for Kate but it turns out we all like it just as much. There is something pretty cool about cuddling in to watch a movie under the stars.
It is pricey, yes. At $199.99 you are making a pretty big commitment but I am here to tell you that you will be impressed with this projector. I've yet to show someone that didn't immediately say, "I want one. Where did you get it?"
There are many other items available on the National Autism Resources website and I plan to check out a lot more of their products.
The Dream Gym Rings and Trapeze Bar Combo made its way to our house a few weeks ago. After we fumbled through the instructions (a diagram would have been great because we had a few extra pieces) we fixed the rings to the bedroom door and told the kids to have a go.
With fear in my heart I watched as they flipped and spun around the rings like tiny drunk Olympians. I placed pillows beneath them for my peace of mind but their prowess on those rings is unmatched and the pillows became nothing more than an annoyance when they were trying to get a running start.
Grace adores the rings because she loves to pretend she is a gymnastics star preforming for the judges. Kate adores the rings because she needs the deep pressure the rings provide on her joints. She settles in so nicely after a go on these rings.
Thankfully, we can unhook the business part of this system when we want and we have successfully used it as both a bribe and threat, so there's that.
I am pretty sure we've become a little more popular in our neighborhood, too. Between this set up and the Dream Gym Swing we have in Kate's therapy room our house is the place to be.
I'm obsessed. Obsessed like when Hunger Games came out or when Lost was on. I can't get enough. Why didn't you tell me? Homeland? Yep. Orange is the New Black? Totally caught up. Bates Motel? Yep, binge watched it in one day. What else ya got? I love it, I love it, I love it and they are not paying me to say that.
I am part of the Stream Team, so they often send me new shows like the new Turbo series (you'll have access this weekend) to review, which the kids adored, but I agreed to be a part of the Stream Team so the kids could have access to Netflix but it turns out my profile is getting more use than anyone else's.
Just the other day I found a documentary on attachment disorder. I consider that ninety minutes professional development. Only yesterday, I had a writing deadline looming and Miss Kate was not having it until I found Spider-Man (the cartoon version, don't worry and I allowed her sixty minutes because I needed it! Don't judge).
I am relatively new so please feel free to share what you're watching or what your kids are watching in the comments.
Gotta run, I just spied a documentary on Jay-Z!
Grace and Kate's mom
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