Diary from a Lekotek Play Session

August 22, 2008 at 2:13 PM 1 comment

We interact with a lot of devoted mothers here at Lekotek but there are a few that really stand out because of the remarkable strides they take to get their children here to receive  therapeutic play sessions.  One single parent in particular fits this bill.  She has four children, three daughters and a son.  The young boy has a special need and demands a lot of attention in addition to being a flight risk.  Yet this mother brings all four children each month by taking two buses and then a train.  She is dedicated to the program and understands the value of play.  Even though her 5 year old son is not diagnosed, she is striving to help him advance in social skills, language, and play skills.

In addition to the Mom, it’s quite touching to watch the boy’s siblings play along and help model appropriate play skills.  Despite all this Mom has on her plate, she’s always so grateful for the patience the therapists show and the play ideas we give her to take home.  This single mother of four is committed to helping her son expand beyond his developmental delays and in doing so is an inspiration to us and other parents.

Watching her reminds me why I’m here at Lekotek and what we can do when we work as a team.  She makes me believe that every little victory we achieve in this child’s life is a victory for us all. 

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  • 1. queenscanda  |  December 19, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Thanks the author!

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