Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Saturday, March 20, 2010
In my attempt to avoid any and all viruses circulating in our area, I took the boys to the library early (to avoid any other kids) and then we headed over to the local hardware store. I wanted to get some paint to spruce up some old nightstands, and I also wanted to buy some Stargazer lily bulbs.
We headed over to the paint department and we found the paint color we wanted. The boys were rather curious about the process of making paint, and the lady behind the paint counter was awesome. She invited both boys behind the counter to help her add the color, seal the lid, and put the paint can in the shaker. There were so many words and concepts in that little encounter: seal, rocker, shake, colorize, lever, roller, combine, gallon.
We headed home and the boys painted with water on the sidewalk while I painted the nightstands. I was so thankful to that anonymous employee who gave my boys an impromptu "field trip" and made their day. Sometimes you never know when you are going to happen upon a great language lesson!