Crash is a bundle of energy. He is always moving, jumping, spinning, rocking, swinging...you name it and he has probably done it within the last hour. Even when he is calm and watching a movie, or looking at books he is moving. His favorite position on the couch is upside down crashing his feet into the back of the sofa.
There is nothing wrong with movement. We try to incorporate as much of it as possible into our day. However, Crash also loves small confined spaces. He will crawl inside a box, shut out the light and be totally calm and relaxed. He even says he LOVES boxes because they are so cozy.
I am wondering if this cozy calm feeling would transfer to a directed activity, or if it only works when it is Crash's idea. What would happen if we read books in the box? A part of me wants to try to sleep in the box, but I dislike creating routines that I know I will have to break. I can't imagine a college kid bringing his box into the dorm room. But, it does give me some ideas. How can I make his bed more like a box? How can I give him that safe "cozy" feeling in his own bed? He shares a bedroom with his brother and is on the bottom bunk. Maybe that could become the box?
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