Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

All I Want for Christmas

We have been dong a lot of Christmas shopping over the past few days for the kids. I have tried to find things for Abby that involve music. She LOVES music. Here are some of the ideas we have for her thus far.
Sound X Electronic SMI-1321P 8 Pad Drum Set - Pink -  Singing Machine - Toys"R"Us
This drum set is very sensitive to touch. Of course, Abby won't use the sticks, but I think she will like making her own music. We are going to put it on a small round table so she can activate all the drums.
i-Dog Amp'd - Green and White -  Hasbro - Toys"R"UsAbby's Nonnie is getting her this idog. It lights up and dances to the music that is hooked up to it. She will love playing her favorite music through it's speakers and watching it light up and dance. I think she will be able to activate it by herself. There is one button on the nose that turns it on. I may have to figure out a way to stick it to her shelf so she won't push it back or knock it over when she tries to push the button.
Product DetailsAbby's Memaw and Papaw are getting her a piano that plays music when she walks on it. If I tape the edges to the floor, I don't think she will trip on it. This isn't the exact one she is getting, but it's similar.

I ordered this communication purse for Abby after seeing it on the Girl Power to Cure website. They have some great ideas for Christmas gifts kids with Rett. This purse is so cute . I am trying to get a set of photos cards the right size ready for Christmas.

She will also be getting Little Einstein movies and a few other toys. My sister found some tone bells at Pottery Barn that Abby can push with her whole hand instead of using a grasp to ring them. It takes a lot of thinking to find the right gifts for kiddos with special needs, but our family is great about finding things that she will love.

1 comment:

  1. THese look great - let me know is she likes the drums and the dog - they might end up as birthday gifts for Brooklyn!