So the big question of the moment, especially for those of us with autistic children. How are you all dining being at home with the kids? There’s was a lot of worry about the uncertainty of things, but I think most people are at hone now.
Obviously the key workers are still working, and where necessary their children are still going to school. The numbers I’m hearing from people working at schools have dramatically dropped the last 2 days. Although you see the videos of some people being stupid, I think (hope) the majority are taking this seriously.
At home with the kids
We were unsure what to do with Jack, but he is at home as well now. I’m a lot more comfortable and happy with that. So far he’s been ok, obviously the routine from school and his respite are gone. He’s accepted it so far, but there tends to be a delay with things, so we will see over the next week.
I do quite enjoy being at home with the kids, as long as Jack and Lily are getting along. We are lucky to have a decent garden, which I know is t the case for everyone. So we are able to go outside for some fresh air, and the kids can run around. Yesterday we cleaned the guinea pigs out, and put them on the garden for a bit. Something Jack and Lily always enjoy. Them being on the garden, not the cleaning bit, obviously.
They Both seem to be in holiday mode at the moment. Not much of the school work that was sent home has been done yet, but this is a difficult and unforeseen adjustment. So rushing them into spending lots of time doing maths, would probably be counterproductive. We are still trying to work out the best approach, as always it will likely be completely different for each one.
Im not in a rush, work will get done when it gets done. I’m also coming up with some other “fun” learning ideas, that aren’t just sheets of school work. For example, I have some ideas for another Jack’s Documents blog post, that I will talk with Jack about. He will be excited about that, hopefully you will be to.
Obviously Lily will be busy with her Art as usual, but I’m trying to think of some other ideas as well. Any creative ideas are welcome. I’ve got a couple of blog posts to read that look to have some interesting ideas. I will check Pinterest as well, that’s usually good for ideas. Whatever it takes to keep the kids entertained through this.
One last thing, another short YouTube video from Jack. This time of the guinea pigs, with some background music. He was really pleased the last video got some views…44 last time I checked.