If your child is autistic then as a parent your responsibility towards him/her increases manifold. From birth till the very late years in his/her life, you will have a big role to play and to ensure that you only work towards his/her improvement. It is you who can act as a bridge between your child and his life.
It is very important to pick the right activities for autistic kids to ensure that they improve their social skills and also live a better life. There are many amazing ideas of the activities that you can select for your autistic child and the following given are few tips in the same direction:
- It is important to remember that the activity that you choose for the kid doesn’t become a point of frustration for him. If you think that the child is getting frustrated, then you must stop engaging him in it.
- When you pick an activity then you must see if the kid is getting encouraged or discouraged when others participate in it. If the kid is getting discouraged, then you must avoid the involvement of others.
- You must try to pick more of sensory activities which can be easily done at home and outside. Include word games, thinking games and games like Pictionary to develop the senses of the child in the best possible way.
- Include your autistic child in a lot of art related activities so that he/she can express their creativity and their talent. Also, working with colors can promote the sensory development of the kid further.
- Include your child in craft related activities like clay work, paper craft and other such activities as they too help to build the creative side of the child.
- Pick music and lyrics related activities over mindless games. Teach the kid different musical instruments to create a sense of eagerness towards learning.
- Recitation and storytelling should also be an important part of activity for autistic kids. You must read them stories and then ask them to recite them. Also, teach kids poems along with actions.
- Take your autistic kid out as much as possible to let him mingle with others and to build social skills. Go out for camping, excursions, to parks, zoos and museums depending upon the child’s interest and liking.
- Enable them to develop hobbies as much as possible.