There is important talk about inclusion with children with special needs in mainstream classrooms. (I will talk more about that on another post) Even though Lily does not attend school yet, she has many activities she attends and all with other kids her age, not her disability.
Her current favorite activity is reading her picture books. She can thumb through each page and happily points to different items asking me, “What’s That?”. She varies from saying the word to making the sound that goes with the picture and sometimes will sign as well.
Every Wednesday we go to story time at our neighborhood library and Lily gets to check out new books to bring home and play with her friends. Now that Oz is attending story time with her, she enjoys reading books to him at home. Only this time she doesn’t bother asking him. “what’s that?”- she just tells him!
Lily also attends a museum babies class at the Gilcrease Museum, painting classes and music classes held at various libraries and a host of play dates! She receives no special treatment and always enjoys herself!