Ethan's Grandma was here this week for several days and she brought her boy a really cool new toy. It's a Fire Station!
This looks like he is signing "light", but he's starting to do his own signs for things and the signs that we recognize sometimes look a little sloppy. It's his version of slang I guess.
We have been talking a lot about creative play lately. It's a major force in a child's life in terms of language development and one of Ethan's therapists is concerned over the lack of this type of play in his daily routine. Ethan's toys seem so goal oriented (tools and trucks to get the job done!) and the toys he plays with at his friends homes (who are all girls) are more open to imaginative interpretation (a doll-house and kitchen for instance), so we set out to get him a toy that would encourage him to explore creative play a little further.
Everything is made of wood and the little dog and firefighters are adorable. The back of the truck has storage for caution cones and signs and the little people have hands that snap onto the fire hoses. I've had as much fun with this thing as Ethan! It's from Highlights online store if you're interested.