I was just wondering, do you ever notice how you feel when you begin your day? Does your child’s attitude or behavior ever mimic your own? Do you wonder what kind of day it’s going to be for both of you OR do you decide what kind of a day it’s going to be?? What if you took some control back and determined the course of your day? YOU Choose your experience – You could even use color as a form of communication in establishing the way he/she might be feeling as compared to the way he/she wants to feel… Here are some suggestions, let me know your thoughts as I’m always interested in your feedback!!
- Use colored pieces of construction paper or crayons and ask them to pick the color that best expresses how they’re feeling at that exact moment. Often, if the vocabulary isn’t always there and social cues are challenging with regard to emotions, utilizing something else to represent an emotion is much easier to use to determine an emotion; and therefore, how they’re feeling. You can work on there state of being by using the colors and what they represent to your child to connect, express and determine how they feel vs. how they want to feel – the same goes for as well.
- When your son or daughter delves into an activity on their own, see if you can quietly join in! Emulate exactly what they’re doing, mimic the same activity and create connection in that way. Whether immediate eye contact takes place or not, he/she will be highly aware of your presence,
That’s what’s most important!
Remember, Color Creates Change!
With Love & Light…
Your Favorite Sensory Designer/Color Expert!
Posted on July 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm by Lauren, your Sensory Design Specialist