We’ve had one of those weeks this week where everyone has been ill, separately, one day at a time so it has really been dragged out. Friday was meant to be Play Date for Archie but we had to cancel as I didn’t want to pass the germs on, so instead we had ourselves a little living room adventure by building a den with the trusted den building materials of two chairs & a blanket!
Archie had a great time sitting under the blanket having a picnic. With Archie’s Autism he’s a terrible eater, he has issues around textures, colours & favours and it seems to be getting worse. I’m constantly trying to find new foods that he will eat but he’s pretty much still only eating toast, mashed potato & yogurt. I was hoping to tempt him with a few other bits & pieces but he went straight back to the yogurt. He couldn’t get enough of the new Magic Squares by Petits Filous but at least I know he’s getting lots of goodness, he won’t even attempt milk so this is one of the only ways I can get his calcium. Even the toys got in a bit of yogurt eating action!
It didn’t take long for Archie to realise he could pull the blanket down so the den building was soon over and he carried on his living room adventure wrapping himself up & peeking out. It was so funny to watch and I think his face says it all. He had the best #MagicSquaresPlayDate even if it was with Mummy!
I think next time we try den building I’m going to use more blankets and try and make it a lot bigger so I can really join in the fun with him. It’s hard to find activities that he’ll enjoy, due to his Autism & communication issues he really struggles with the social side of play so I can definitely expand on this and try to introduce other themes and toys to increase his engagement with me.
Do you build dens with your littlies? What do you use?
This post is an entry for BritMums #MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge, sponsored by Petits Filous