So at the age of 2 A learned to suck her thumb. Some days or is only a little, others or is constant. Well she told me the other day that she wanted to be a big girl & not suck her thumb (yay!). But I noticed she did it at down times when she didn’t know what to do with her hands. So I thought of she had something to squeeze it might help.
I found this neat tutorial (See here) about making your own stress balls. And low and behold I had all of the needed materials.
A was excited about helping me make the ball and I let her pick the color of the balloons. (I leaned that I am not good at cutting a nice circle…). And not to long later w had a completed stress ball.
The excitement lasted just a few seconds….boo, not a success. Maybe if I make it using a rubber glove it works be better because then the fingers would give her something to hang on to.
SKILLS: Self-soothing, Independence,