A few weeks ago, Lily lost a tooth and got $5 from the tooth fairy. She told me and Elaine (her speech therapist) exactly what she wanted to do with this money: buy an orange watch! You see, she’s learning to tell time, something that she told us that she wanted to do, of her own volition. A watch is the perfect accompaniment to this activity, no? She’s so proud of this orange watch.
Earlier today, I got this text from Elaine and it made my heart burst with pride:
It was the most amazing thing watching [Lily] yesterday try and figure out on her own what the clock said… she kept looking at the analogue clock I brought, checking a cheat sheet I made for her and then making selections on the Tobii… it was so exciting to see!
We are so lucky to have not only the Tobii, but also Elaine – the SLP/AT extraordinaire – to help us communicate with, and challenge this kiddo!
You make me smile with each little step. I’m coming to your house next time I loose a tooth….I used to get a quarter..lol. love you both soon much. Sending a big hug
… and they are all lucky to have you!!!
It’s Lily time!!!!!
It fills my heart with joy when I read these Lily stories