Have you ever been into a branch of Tiger? It’s one of those shops that sells things you never knew you wanted until you see them. Like Clas Ohlson or Lakeland. Going in can be a bit risky. Everything is excellent value, but then you get to the till and find out you’ve somehow managed to spend twenty quid on tealights and novelty cake tins.
It’s a great place for picking up the bits and pieces for your bucket session if you do Attention Autism. I find it’s great for sensory stuff as well, and I picked up a few things for Wee Girl to play with.
- A 3D shape modeller – She picked up the display model and refused to put it down, carrying it all around the shop with her. So that was a must-buy, and it was only £3. Bargain. She’s even progressed to using it on her face. She loves the sound and the feel of it, and I’ve even started showing her how to make letters on it.
- A cardboard castle – A crafty thing for us to play at putting together, building her attention span and giving us a chance to work on fine motor skills and communication. And who knows, possibly even some imaginative play if we’re lucky.
- A magnetic dress-up doll – Lovely idea. It has plenty of dress-up options and comes with a little pouch to hold everything. Unlike paper dolls, it’s easy for Wee Girl to play with without tearing the clothes or the doll.
- A mix and max faces sticker book – To build on Wee Girl’s interest in drawing people and faces