So, we reached a milestone yesterday, but I really think that I should put it in some perspective, give it some context. Frances has had many milestones to reach over the years. You wouldn’t know it unless you had been around us at the time, but there was a point at which we didn’t knowContinue reading “Milestones: the infancy through toddler years”
Frances has always loved to play with light and light-emitting objects. Here, she is holding a smallish green toy.
Frances has been playing with light since she was 9 months old. She would often grab my booklight and look at it with a big smile on her face! Over the years, she has developed many different ways of interacting with light and light-emitting toys. One thing that she still loves to do is toContinue reading “Light play”
This was taken at the local children’s hospital (at which we spend so much of our time). Frances was there to see her occupational therapist who has most recently helped Frances with having her hair brushed. She’s playing at the touch-enabled light table. If we only had one of those!
I’ve mentioned more than once that Frances loves light and plays with light whenever she can. She really enjoyed this table at her doctor’s appointment.
Frances has a wonderful relationship with light — her lifelong fascination has enabled her to distinguish between two closely related shades of a colour seen months apart. (In fact, she couldn’t concentrate on anything other than the fact that the blue playdough at the play centre was slightly lighter than it had been six monthsContinue reading “The light fantastic”
I posted recently about how change can produce meltdowns. Yesterday, there was a good example of how too much visual information can produce meltdowns. At the hospital at which she had an appointment, there was a test of the fire alarm system. Unfortunately, this partly consisted of several lights silently pulsing. At first, Frances triedContinue reading “Flashing lights”
(She was five years old when she asked these questions.)