Hittin' the Road: New Yawk
City nested in bays! My city!" - Walt Whitman (Mannahatta)
Satch made this drawing for one of his chums yesterday. I love the detail...the reflection of the buildings in NY Harbor, Lady Liberty, trees dwarfed by skyscrapers, pigeons, a helicopter, a taxi, sidewalks and bridges. He even drew our Echo!
We're off to New Yawk to see family and friends. I thought you might like to know what I've picked up to keep Satch amused during the road trip.
Peel & Stick Mozaic by Numbers by Lauri...GREAT for fine motor skills! The foam tiles are very small so this will kill a LOT of time!
Tangoes People Puzzles...Satch LOVES Tangoes puzzles. Tangoes are based on Chinese Tangrams, a geometric puzzle consisting of seven pieces. Travel Tangoes are smaller, magnetic so it's perfect for the car!
More about Tangoes here!
Roger Burrows Images! Geometric patterns for coloring. Altair designs were created to stimulate the visual imagination. You might see familiar images, or abstract patterns. You can color them any way you choose, it's limitless! Another gem for fine motor skills.
More about Roger Burrows Images here! AND Fractiles comes in a travel version that we love!
*We use Crayola Pip-Squeak Skinnies markers on the road because they are small and promote correct pencil grip.
Satch has Sensory Processing Disorder and needs gum in the car in order to settle himself. We keep a stash of B-Fresh Bubble Gum in the back seat. It does not contain any preservatives and is sweetened with Xylitol. Other sugarless gums make Satch bonkers because of the artificial sweeteners.
Lollipops are also soothing for Satch during long trips. We usually opt for natural pops made with juice, but Satch has been begging to try a Ring Pop because he says, "It's like a marrying ring except it's bigger AND you can EAT it!"
He pleads a good case, so I got him one, but will save it for when we're near our destination so he can run around and burn off the sugar. (As for my car munchies, I go hardcore...Salazon organic salted chocolate, and the Great Robinsky can't get behind the wheel without Werther's.)
When all else fails, we break out the DVD player. I borrowed Legend of the Guardians from Chicken Run our local library, and a back-up just in case... Fantastic Mr. Fox.
I think we're ready to roll. See you in two weeks!