3 on the 21st- A Down Syndrome Blog Hop
My child is smart. And she has Down syndrome. And there is nothing contradictory about that. She may do many things slowly and she may not yet use a lot of words, but she impresses me all the time with her ability to learn, communicate, and to show us how very capable she is. She is constantly teaching me not to underestimate her.
Making messes is a great way to learn. Letting your kids play in leaves and dirt, spill flour all over the floor while helping you cook, and empty the drawers of all the Tupperware and lids may make way more work for you, but it makes for a really great way to learn about the world, to learn real-life skills. And it makes things way more fun. Let your kids get messy a little more often than you think you have the patience for. Then have them help clean it up.
A photo (of the cutest girl in the world... and she knows it.)