Outings/Events

5 Ways to Use Wrapping Paper for Sensory Diets

No matter what your faith tradition, it seems that at this is the time of year wrapping paper is ubiquitous. Instead of tossing your torn pieces out, try looking at them with an eye...

5 Holiday Visit Tips for Your Sensory Child

The end of the year provides many opportunities for holiday celebrations and gatherings. Although many of us would like to join in on the festivities and raise a glass to the New Year, these...
Sensory Gift Giving

Want a Joyous Holiday Season? Mind those Sensory Needs

It’s getting closer and closer to that time! The holiday season is upon us.  The children are beginning to get excited about the wonder of upcoming holiday adventures.  While their excitement is ramping up,...

Holiday Gatherings: Sensory Kids Can Thrive

Years ago, having visitors in our home during the holiday season was a huge source of stress for my daughter.  It did not matter who it was either.   Holiday gatherings during holiday season...
Thanksgiving - Sensory

Sensory Strategies for Holiday Dinners

The word Holiday alone brings up a wide variety of emotions. For some, feelings of joy, cheer, peace, and relaxation fill their bodies. For others, feelings of nervousness, anxiety, or stress may begin to...

Six Tips to Ease Your Child into Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a frenetic time of year that may overshadow the “Hallmark” moment we all try to make of it  In fact, for a child with various isms, Thanksgiving can be torture.  To...
Halloween Sensory

Sensory Tips for a Happy Halloween

Itchy costumes, greasy face paint, strangers in masks, constant social interactions, scary music and black lights on porches… Halloween can be a short road to SENSORY OVERLOAD!  But there are some things you can...
Halloween Classroom

Spooktacular Moments – Home & Classroom Halloween Tips

For some families, Halloween can be a joy and a struggle for various reasons. Yet, it can also be a great time to be creative and connect with our children in ways that are...

Ideas to Start Your Own Halloween Tradition

There are two times in the year where we put an extreme amount of pressure on our children to get fully consumed in the moment, enjoy the festivities and go with the flow: Christmas...

STAYcation – A Perfect, Meltdown Free, Alternative

Several years ago while stationed overseas for my husband’s job, my children and I embarked on what has now become a much beloved tradition. It was a national holiday and all the locals had...