Stage 1: Early Onset
This is the first stage of Retts syndrome where the child may show a delay in achieving motor milestones. Here are some examples of activities for Rett syndrome at this stage:
The child is encouraged to participate in fun, motor activities. Some examples are obstacle course, running, walking, rolling, climbing stairs, climbing bars, trampolines etc.
Educational activities that aim at teaching vocabulary, improving attention and self care skills can be introduced to the child. Some activities that you can use are songs, stories, simple puzzles and preschool educational toys.
Children with Rett syndrome will enjoy and benefit from activities that provide sensory stimulation. These include swings, slides, rocking horses, swiss balls and also tactile activities like sand play, water play and finger painting. Here are some more ideas for sensory activities that you can use.