Molly Milestone: A New Love for Drawing #downsyndrome #specialneeds

by Carrie with Children with 2 comments

Molly has a new hobby – she loves drawing! Whether it is washable paint, crayons, chalk – it doesn’t matter, she loves it all!

The last few weeks, she’s especially taking a liking to the Magna Doodle, she doesn’t go far without it.  I especially like her playing with it because there’s no mess involved!

Molly Magna Doodle

At two-and a half years old, we are still attending weekly sessions for speech and occupational therapy – and she’s doing fantastic.

Surprisingly, the Magna Doodle is a fantastic tool for her to work on her motor skills.  She’s learning to use two hands at the same time and her fine motor skills to draw.  Her occupational therapist, Miss Valerie is ecstatic with her progress!

Molly Drawing with Magna Doodle

Check out the hand control with that pen!  I’m one proud mama today – pretty impressive!  (It’s the little things in life sometimes…right?)

Her drawings consist of mostly scribbles these days, but that doesn’t bother me.  The key is that she’s enjoying herself, she’s being active and she’s working hard.  I couldn’t be more proud of her!

What’s your little one’s favorite activity?


  • Jenny from Mommin' It Up

    Go Molly! Her grip looks awesome. My 27 month old loves the Magna Doodle too.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Jenny – I’m so proud of her! I feel like I need to buy a travel Magna Doodle – she takes it everywhere! 🙂