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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Scooter board time - BCLC

Gavin has been "riding" his scooter at Blind Children's Learning Center, for a few weeks now. The thing is, he has to be in the mood to explore, since it does require the skill to really keep your balance.

I'm so proud of him!

When we first started working with the scooter, he didn't even want to hear it. We moved to touching it. Then he began playing with the wheels, and turned it upside down.  A few weeks later, we played a game with it, where we began to push it back and forth. Then it was fun!  He began asking to play with the scooter (which meant pushing it back and forth to Joan).   That was such an accomplishment.

Today, Gavin gets on and off like nothing.  However, it is still a work in progress, as you can see he doesn't like to be on it for too long.  He will get up on the scooter board, all by himself, and get down, all by himself.  At times he wants to get right off, but then Joan plays with him, and tells him "Let's go see mommy", and they scoot over to me, and I tickle his feet.  He laughs, and we can do this a few times.

Seeing his progress, and the new things he is doing, each week, is so encouraging.  It all takes time, especially for someone like Gavin, where he really needs to get an understanding of something before he is comfortable.  Then he moves to mastering it.  He makes strides chunks at a time. 

All in his own time!  I love watching him succeed.


2 comments:

  1. I can't imagine how happy it makes you to see him making strides, and be so happy about it. You can still sense the hesitation but it seems like his teacher really encourages him to be confident!
    So lovely!

    Mary (in UK)

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  2. Scooters make fantastic gifts for kids, whether for a birthday. Children of all ages and backgrounds are riding them in neighborhoods all across the nation.

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