A Man and his Vehicle
A few weeks ago, when trying to find a box to give Joaquin a satisfying elevation for his backyard trail, the kid followed me to our storage room in the basement. Suddenly he saw a toy I had put away a long time ago because, a) nobody was playing with it, and b) no body in this house can fit it anymore.
What is thizzz?, a surprised and happy voice asked.
It’s your old tricycle
I want to have it
I’m not sure you can fit in it anymore
I want to try it…
And since then, they’ve been inseparable. In fact, this week Joaquin started “Tricycle lessons” (he came up with this), a new activity in his summer schedule.
We go to the playground (him riding the tricycle), and I give him a number of different challenges and stunts to perform on the vehicle. I’m going to town with variations!
This is exactly what I wanted for him right now: Music and plenty of physical movement in different environments and conditions to strengthen his proprioceptive and vestibular senses. I know that yummy fireworks are happening in that little brain right now… He’s needing lots of extra sleep to catalog all those variations he’s perceiving. Muah ha ha!