Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Recreation Log in Photos

If you missed my post about the ridiculous amounts of paperwork required by my state and my agency, check it out for a little background.  I decided to go all "sassy pants" on them with the required monthly Recreation Logs for my infant child.  But now I'm wondering if I should do a photo diary instead.  You know how a picture speaks a thousand words and all...

Activity = Reading his new book
Therapeutic Value = Language Skills
(It should be noted that I am promoting a MULTI-lingual curriculum)

Activity = Typing at the computer
Therapeutic Value = Small Motor Skills & Hand/Eye Coordination

Activity = Getting ready for his ballroom dancing class (gotta love the bare chest, huh? ;-)
Therapeutic Value = Umm... Promoting security in his masculinity?

Activity = Thumb-sucking
Therapeutic Value = Also Hand/Eye Coordination & Self-Soothing

Activity = Bonding with a new "friend"
Therapeutic Value = Social skills

Activity = Tummy Time
Therapeutic Value = Strength Training
(It's not easy holding your head up when it weighs more than YOU do!)

Activity = Wearing his "Country Boy" outfit
Therapeutic Value = Exposure to different ways of life (as Monkey is a "City Boy")

Activity = Sitting in his bumbo
Therapeutic Value = Motor Skills & Discovering New Things (aka. his feet!)

Activity = Practicing his version of the "Bitter Beer Face"
Therapeutic Value = Communication Skills & Learning Cause & Effect (seeing as how Mama ALWAYS reacts to the "Bitter Beer Face" :-)

Activity = Getting ready to rip a fistful of fur out of Kitty Cat Tommie's backside
Therapeutic Value = Learning Cause & Effect

I wish I had taken a picture of him playing in his own poop when he had that diaper blowout the other morning.  I was too busy gagging and trying to get him cleaned up.  He, on the other hand, was having a grand old time!  Creative expression and all...  :) 

Yep! I think I might be onto something with this photo diary idea!  I wonder how this would go over at the agency...  Hmmm...  :-) 


MamaFoster said...

lol, looks perfect to me

D said...

OMGosh, I would pay you a quarter to do that & 100.00 to watch the SW read it!!

CherubMamma said...

I just pray that you and I aren't licensed through the same agency. I don't have the time for that level of creativity. With six kids their recreation is usually "driving Mamma crazy". Therapeutic value: Cause and effect (Push this far and Mamma will dance around the kitchen hollering at the top of her lungs. It's fun to watch the big people go nuts I guess.)

I love the pictures! Sometimes it's such a bummer that we can't show their faces. I'm sure Monkey is absolutely adorable all around!! (I am grateful that you didn't have a camera around for Creative Expression though. I get enough of that at my house.)

kate said...

I've been gone house-hunting out-of-state and haven't read ANYTHING yet. But I'm so excited to go back and read all about your exciting time!

kate said...

Okay, I'm an idiot.

I thought I'd clicked on my friend's blog. She's waiting for her first placement. I was floored to think she'd gotten it so soon. ;>

I like your photo log! I think another copy should be kept for each child to have when they leave.

kate said...

ps Came back to warn you off your brilliant idea. I bet, if you did this, they'd take it seriously and REQUIRE it. And what fun would that be?

Tammy (aka. "Mimi") said...

I know! Right, Kate?!? It's no fun being brilliant sometimes. ;P

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