Today I made Noah his very first sensory table.Okay, so it was just a random plastic container that fit on his highchair tray, but it still counts. If you don't know what a sensory table is, you are missing out and should probably go visit a preschool or kindergarten to try one. It is a basically a big container on a stand that can be filled with all kinds of stuff like water, flour, sand, beans, etc. etc. I used to be a para at a preschool and I liked playing at the sensory table. It is relaxing. (Come to think of it I liked a lot of the activities we did in preschool. What does that say about me? Hopefully that I will be a fun and fabulous mom. :)
Back to Noah's. I put cornmeal in it and some random containers and toys and let him go at it. And then he made faces like this.And those pictures don't even do it justice. I guess it felt pretty funny to his little fingers. It was one of those "I'm sorry I'm laughing buddy because you don't look very happy, but I can't help it" moments. Even with whatever was going on in his little head to produce those facial expressions, he still played with it for almost 10 minutes. What a trooper. Then we changed his clothes and swept the floor. I know that many preemies end up having sensory issues, so we'll see what happens in the future, but I'd say he did pretty great today.And he always has a smile for his mommy.