For the past several years, we have participated in Dayton Mall's Sensitive Santa. This year, we debated about whether we were going to do it. In the end, we let the boys decide if they wanted to go. They were enthusiastic about it. Blake decided he was going to tell Santa he wants a bike for Christmas.
I made a picture schedule for them yesterday and we went over it. Both boys knew the plan. They woke up happy and excited to see Santa.
We got to the mall and went to the sign up table. Drew wanted to stay with Eric and wait, so I took Blake to the play area. Integration Stations had brought some of their therapy/sensory equipment. They had a Steamroller, bounce boards, and several visual sensory pieces. I tried to get Blake to go through the Steamroller, but he needed to hide for awhile. He found himself a quiet(ish) spot and took cover.
It was very cool to see the bounce boards being used. Kids jumped from one to another. At one point, all four bounce boards were in use.