February 2nd, the groundhog predicted an early spring. Great news if you have a special needs child suffering from cabin fever (um-hum... not mentioning any names.... Noah!)
But to survive the last few weeks
winter is going to throw at us. Here are some Winter Essentials to get
you to the first sign of spring when the your little flower bulbs push
out of the ground to let you know you've made it through another
Sometimes you need just a pinch of sweet comfort. Or
in Noah's case a TON of sweet comfort. Noah's not shy about his wishes
to indulge his sweet tooth. We stumbled upon a great line with packed
with some reasonably big calories in relation to portion size. (Calories
ranging between 180 and 250). The Cremery Dessert line by Dannon.
It comes in eight flavors: blueberry cheesecake, caramel cheesecake,
vanilla pudding, dark chocolate pudding, milk chocolate pudding,
strawberry cheesecake, cherry cheesecake, and lemon cheesecake. With a
completely creamy texture it's great for children who have oral
sensitives to textures, or need consistencies that are smooth and pureed
they make the perfect Winter pick-me-up.
Before spring expect
at least a tad bit more snow. So you're going need to find a little bit
of outdoor fun. We're having the best winters using our Cerebra Sled
by Gordon Ellis. A must have for special needs households in the
winter. With it's smooth design and surface glides effortlessly through
the snow. And makes the perfect piece of winter equipment for family
participation. With shipping and handling the cost is roughly around
Jumbo Coloring Books have become our winter miracles.
Have a child that needs a large surface to color on? Or perhaps a child
like Noah who simply likes to shred them to teenie tiny pieces with his
hands and then roll around in it for extra sensory fun? The Dollar
Store has you covered. Buy a case and stock up for only $48.
Guaranteed to give you some extra winter fun on those cold and bitter
Winter can sometimes be a bit boring if you're
stuck inside. Finding toys that are interactive can sometimes ease a
child's desires to be outdoors. The Zoomer Dino and Dog have both been a
tremendous hit this year. They work great if you give your child's eye
gaze device the commands or if your child likes to touch and engage
with it. The perfect toy that acts much like a real pet. A bit on the
expensive side, but truly worth it for a child who is significantly
And let's hope that groundhog was right. I'm counting down the days until spring!
Noah's Miracle by Stacy Warden is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.