Posts Tagged "infant games"

You tell me. What’s going on in this photo?

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 | 3 comments

You tell me. What’s going on in this photo?

  So what do you think is going on here? All captions accepted in the comments below!   Answer tomorrow…  

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How to choose the perfect gift for your special needs kiddie!

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 | 0 comments

How to choose the perfect gift for your special needs kiddie!

It’s that time of year! And if you are American, today is the official start to the holiday gift buying season. Here’s a post I wrote for BabyCenter for the occasion. Please click through for an amazing holiday gift guide (inspired by many Mama Lewis readers’ ideas – so thank you!) It’s a gamble all parents take. Every holiday, we pin our hopes on a toy, praying our child will love it. My daughter May is disabled and we have the same gamble, but the probability that it will be a costly, unused toy – not to mention, the heartbreak that comes with that – is strong. May...

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This week I’m… getting messy with May!

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 | 4 comments

This week I’m… getting messy with May!

It’s Autumn and the Harvest season. Time to get into food with May. And I mean really into food. All hands in. Halloween and Thanksgiving are great opportunities to work with pumpkins. May’s interest and ability to reach forward (or thrust forward as she does) is growing. Pumpkins offer a great contrast in textures: the smooth, cool shell and the slimy, stringy guts littered with seeds. Plus, pumpkin guts make the silliest sploosh sound when you pat with your hands. Also, they make tasty treats. But, I’m not a food blogger. I wouldn’t trust my pumpkin recipes –...

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This week I’m… using an iPad?

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 | 10 comments

This week I’m… using an iPad?

May wants an iPad. It’s not because she thinks I deserve to watch more movies. (Though that’s a bonus.) She wants an iPad because it may be the first piece of equipment that really helps her learn to see. May has Cortical Visual Impairment (AKA Cerebral Visual Impairment). CVI is the brain damage that stops her from understanding what she sees. This photo is a good example of how May does not focus, not because she can’t, but because she’s never understood there is anything to focus on. Over the past few years, we’ve spent money on a lot of visually stimulating...

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How happy can a half-brained beauty be? (VIDEO)

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 | 4 comments

How happy can a half-brained beauty be? (VIDEO)

Next month, May will be four years old. (Deep breath, people!) Our half-brained beauty has impressed us all with her progress since she was a baby, but what of her happiness? Frequently, people ask me how May is, and I immediately say, “She is very happy.” Many parents must wonder, at the first diagnosis, how this will be at all possible for their little one. I certainly did. If May has achieved anything in her life, it is a great amount of joy. Yes, she has her moments. But, usually they are linked to some kind of pain or illness. Given the severity of her injuries, if May is...

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