[blindkid] never stands still

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 15:55:27 UTC 2010


If I may-
  I think (and I could be wrong) that it's really a matter of having
alot of energy that needs to be expressed in some way.  getting your
child to be activ with regards to running, playing in a playground
withother kids  the child's age, swimming anything that will burn off
that energy might help. II feel  pretty confident  that sighted
children have just as much energy and run into the same things as
well.
  Just my thoughts and they are as valid are as invalid as youmay like
to take them.
  Best,
  Darian

On 6/10/10, Heather <craney07 at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> Jeremy twirls, but he does not do it for prolonged periods, and all
> toddlers, sighted toddlers do that, although by three or four it does
> usually decrease from what I have seen in the early childhood field.  We
> usually try to shape the spinning into something, I.E. Duck Duck Goose going
> in circles around one of us while we tap his head for ducks and pick him up
> and raspberry and tickle him for goose, and Ring Around the Rosey, which
> with only one child, is pretty much just spinning with a song and a planned
> fall down at the end.  Now he never spins without also singing the song, so
> I'm not terribly concerned.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway at gopbc.org>
> To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)"
> <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [blindkid] never stands still
>
>
>> Our 7-year-old still does that occasionally and has done it since she  was
>>
>> probably 2. I used to try to tell her to stop but we had far  better
>> results long term when we redirected her to something else.  Then once we
>> started offering her more and more movement alternatives  the problem
>> decreased greatly. If she's spinning a lot at home now,  we'll usually ask
>>
>> if she needs to go and jump. Generally, she'll stop  spinning with the
>> question and walk straight to her trampoline.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jun 10, 2010, at 6:26 PM, L wrote:
>>
>>> My daughter does the same thing, she is 3.  SHe will spin in circles  and
>>>
>>> makes me dizzy.  We have just told her, stop spinning, most of  the time
>>> she does.  But even while spinning she is holding her  favorite sensory
>>> toy, so I am not sure what to do either!  Thanks  for the question.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Marie <empwrn at bellsouth.net>
>>> To: Blindkid email <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Thu, June 10, 2010 12:42:54 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [blindkid] never stands still
>>>
>>> I'm no expert on this but I'm wondering if she is filling a sensory  need
>>>
>>> by this constant motion. Does she stop moving when you are  talking with
>>> her or she is otherwise engaged? Perhaps providing her  with other ways
>>> to gain sensory input would help.
>>>
>>> Marie (mother of Jack born May 2005)
>>> See glimpses of life with my determined son who is developing in his  own
>>>
>>> way at his own time at http://allaccesspasstojack.blogspot.com
>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kathy B <burgawicki at yahoo.com>
>>> Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 04:18:43
>>> To: <BVI-Parents at yahoogroups.com>; <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
>>> Subject: [blindkid] never stands still
>>>
>>> Hi All-
>>>
>>> My daughter (4), totally blind, has a real hard time holding still.   She
>>>
>>> is constantly in motion by fidgeting, wiggling, bouncing, etc.   She
>>> doesn't do a whole lot of rocking but she does need motion.  How  do I
>>> get her to stop.
>>>
>>> Please help!
>>>
>>> Oh, the swimming lessons are going great!
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Kathy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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