So Maya's physical therapist and I thought we would try and go to the playground together. It's really helped especially to get another perspective on how to help her get through this.
At first Maya was very resistant but just by using beads to play with on the platform, while sitting, has really helped. Rolling a ball or throwing a ball is another way that keeps Maya's mind off of being on the platform. Each time it seems better, but always at first she is afraid. By the end of the session she is confident. Last time she was so confident that she crossed a wobbly bridge. Then she stood up on the platform all on her own without a hand to hold.
These are small triumphs for our daily lives. They remind me that she is growing right in front of my eyes. It makes me fall deeper in love with this little girl of mine.
|1st time ever sitting on the platform. She loved the beads.|
|After about 40 mins, she stood up on her own.|
|Exploring the step.|
|Getting adventurous on the wobbly bridge.|