Our son has always gravitated toward videos. He absorbs them intently, it has been clear from early on that he was having a different interaction with ‘screens’ than our older son. He has watched more washing machine instructional videos and marble run videos than we knew existed. He was a big fan of the Seven Super Girls YouTube channel and more recently Miranda Sings. He watches these videos over and over again. He has created hundreds of his own videos on our computers, some extremely silly and some not so silly. Watching these with different eyes, we figured out that he is teaching us once again how to teach him. We now believe he has been using videos and technology as his own ‘social stories’ – watching and memorising how people say things, analysing their expressions, critiquing his own. He begged us for ages to post his videos to YouTube, and over time his social media presence has changed and grown. For now, we are keeping his independent social media presence separate from this blog. But we are so very proud of all that he is accomplishing with his music.
In the mean time, here are a few older videos.
He loves swinging high and spinning fast.
He loves gymnastics.