We paid a visit to one of Greg's stores and Little Bird ran right over to the skateboards, grabbed a helmet and put it on her Daddy. She was so excited to hop on the skateboard. My poor little motor-planning-challenged kiddo couldn't balance without a hand on Greg's shoulder, but she loved being on the board. My little skater chick!!
She's gonna look so cute all suited up in pads and a helmet!
It's really important for kids who are a little different to do whatever they can to blend in. I once read a book called Overcoming Autism by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire Lazebnik. They make a great point in this book that it's so important to get some of the cool toys and gadgets so these kids can be "cool." Too often these kids are bullied and teased for being so different. A friend of mine who has a 10 year old kid on the spectrum has him in skateboarding classes. So cool! Anything to help them blend in a bit- but just a bit, because one thing I don't want is for Little Bird to be just like the rest of 'em. We'll settle for quirky, unique and one of a kind :)