Kids need free time (nothing on the schedule) to play and yes, to be bored!
Playing and boredom both exercise the creative little gremlins that live in our brains.
Oh watch them dance #gremlins
Long periods of boredom force the child to create their own interesting activities or thoughts.
Look Mum I hoisted the cat onto the roof with this big stick thing #shite
Life needs to be processed – the days stuff needs to be digested by the brain (‘why did the Mrs Nolan give me that strange look when I said that …’), reviewed, analysed and stored for future reference.
How can you do that with little free time to ponderate?
Plus, a child who has not had much experience with unstructured time will get a hell of a shock when it may be forced on them in later life.
My ipad’s not working #mayaswelljumpoffacliff #endoftheworld
Let them be bored
iphone no phone!
only boring people get bored
the old saying goes
blah blah blah
Light a candle
play a game
use the electricity
in your brain
sparks of creativity
lateral sideways thinking
bending of facilities
curving of capabilities
the endless possibilities.
from the bored.
Note: I know I ramble on about how autistic kids need to have everything scheduled; but within the schedule it is important to schedule down time – you could have a symbol for free time or relaxing time.