Saturday 10 December 2016

December 10th- Family routines and predictable traditions

Familiar routines can be very comforting for children on the Spectrum so why not create some new festive family traditions this year that you can do for years to come.
Some nice ideas include…
A story book  for each night in December that’s wrapped under the tree to read at bedtime each night. Audio CD'S can work well too as many kids like to be able to follow the words of the story independently.
Making paper chains together, this is a really good fine motor activity to help with those pre writing skills.
A movie night on the same night each year, maybe even the same movie.
Making Gingerbread people, following visual instructions and eating them yummy!
A family book that you keep under the tree and write a message in/ draw picture each year.
Create a Christmas Eve box, with treats/ hot chocolate/ stories/ music/ movies that comes out every year to make Christmas Eve magical and predictable.

Take photos of all the decorations and add to it each year. You could look at each December together in preparation for the festivities.
It would be great to hear your suggestions and things you do as a family each year?......

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