Hey there. Welcome back to the Super Mom Coach blog. My name is Tiffany Simpson and I am a blogger here and a Certified Breakthrough Parenting Coach for Autism families. I am also Super Mom to a very talented 13 year old animation and game developer with autism.
My journey as Super Mom began a few years ago when my son was diagnosed with autism. It was during this challenge that I taught myself to create computer game and mobile app to help him overcome challenges with his speech and social skills. The results were amazing. Today, he is 13 years old and has a business in animation and game development. He has also produced his first animation development course. If you would like to learn more about our journey, please visit my about page.
Learn and Play Gift for Children with Autism
One of the questions many of my parents ask is how to reduce screen time for children with autism. It is a popular conception in many homes (my home included), that children with autism cannot survive without their iPad. But the truth is, parents really need that peace of mind.
I can go on about how much the iPad provides a sense of direction for autism parents who struggle to connect with their child. And how happy they are that they know that it is a device they can depend on to bring some predictable calm to the home. And yes, we all need that clutch. Especially when everything else seem to always be falling apart. But many of us also feel guilty about the amount of screen time our children consume and we struggle to find a suitable replacement that can provide the same level of satisfaction for children with autism.
Recently, I came across a really cool screen less learn and play coding system called Learn With Mochi. A few of my autism parents have tried it and were amazed that their child love using the system. My son has passed that stage, but I would like to recommend it as a great gift for children with autism. It is also a great substitute for some of the screen time on the iPad.
What makes this play and learn system great for children with autism, is that it uses all learning styles without the use of a screen. It uses auditory, visual and tactile learning to deliver hours of play and learning. From experience, helping a child with autism to use all learning styles is the best way to help them to overcome developmental challenges.
The game may not be ideal for all children with autism, but here is a video that can give you an idea of how technical the system is and you can decide if this is something your child can use at this stage of their development.
I give this learn and play system 4 our of 5 breakthrough stars.
- Great way to reduce screen time
- Makes use of all learning styles
- Makes learning inclusive
- Great way for parents to connect with children who have autism
You can click here to check out the website. And if it is something you decide to purchase for a child with autism, please let me know in the comments below how they have responded. I am always looking for research materials to offer to my parents. Thanks again for stopping by.