Thanks to the generous contributions of people from Lakeland to St.Pete- I was able to collect baby mobiles to install on the cribs. The excellent stimulation of both sounds and sight brought coos and laughter from the little faces. They stared in amazement! As a mother, I felt the same way I did when I stared into the eyes of my own child discovering a new surprise I had hung over their crib. This was one of the most rewarding moments of my life as research shows that adding just a mobile alone can increase a child's IQ
Gymboree Parachute was the basis for all our play therapy. Instead of crying malnourished babies, we stimulated smiles, giggles and lots of developmental movement!
Gymbo the clown puppet was loved by all!
I have never loved being a therapist more than this day when I was able to elicit movement and developmental play.