Does your child have a favourite toy? Over the last year or so Ashlea has developed some specific toy 'loves'. OK they are more like obsessions rather than loves. It is delightful to watch. She showed very little interest in toys for her first couple of years, so it has been lovely to see her develop some favourites.
Her first ever favourite toy was this turtle. It is still a big favourite and regularly gets played with. Her therapist from the RIDBC brought it out as a loan toy....it never went back. Ashea was instantly smitten.
Another favourite is her Night Garden Bridge - you may remember that this is the one she asks for loudly...but her pronunciation is a little off so it sounds like she is swearing. Wan a BIDGE she says. (Say it out loud to see what I mean).
I am so used to seeing Ashlea's 'up close and personal' style of play that I don't notice it anymore. But for those of you who don't have children with a vision impairment....this is how kids with low vision explore the world - with their fingers and by bringing the object up very close for a good inspection. Ashlea likes things to be around 5 - 10 cm from her eyes for best viewing.
And of course, all my girls loves penguins. Here is Ashlea cuddling Audrey's 'mumble' (from Happy Feet for those who aren't indoctrinated).
What is favourite in your house?
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Oh and in other news... thanks for the sympathy regarding my tooth. I went to the dentist yesterday and he said it doesn't look cracked, so to give it a week or two to heal, and hopefully it will be OK. Phew. It is still quite sore, but a little better today so hopefully he is right.