Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Swim time

A few weeks ago, we were able to meet our therapist in the pool!  We are working on things that will help Ava be comfortable washing her hair & getting water on her face.  Right now, she'll do those things but you MUST have a towel near by to wipe off any drops of water.  It gets a bit exhausting.

The pool has 4 large "steps" that go across for different depths.  And it looks like a watering hole on the farm.  So cute.  Basically, Ava got to play with whatever water toys she wanted for our 40 minutes.
Then, just as she was supposed to get out, she was asked to inch herself along the wall.  It was all great exercise and I'm sure she can't wait to do it again.  

Just before we had this session, I came up with the very basic idea of letting her play in the shower.  For some reason I think of baths as playtime, and showers as time to get in & get out.  Then I thought, why?  Why not turn on the shower & let her do whatever in there?  The therapist LOVED the idea.  Ava LOVED the idea.  I LOVE that she's getting better with water.


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