Holidays

Tinsel Time: 5 Sensory Activities

The holiday season is upon us, and soon, leftover tinsel will be sold at deep discounts.  You know tinsel, that stringy, messy, silvery stuff that some toss onto their Christmas trees to create more...

Gifts of Giving – Providing Opportunities of Giving to Your Child with Special Needs

The holidays bring us chilly weather and busy shopping malls. When you live in a family impacted by special needs, sometimes life can become more hectic than it already is. While receiving a favorite...
Thanksgiving Dinner

Prepare Kids with Isms for Holiday Dining

Imagine being a school-age child with sensory sensitivities and food allergies. It’s probably pretty difficult to navigate an ordinary day full of classroom and hallway noise, the smells of the cafeteria, the shouts and...
Easter Egg Hunt

Five Egg-citing Ideas for an Egg-ceptional Easter

Spring has sprung and soon the “egg”-citement of Easter activities will be all around us. However, sometimes families who have children who experience various challenges might feel left out or unable to join in...
Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Craft Ideas Fit for A King or Queen

Mardi Gras is a French phrase for Fat Tuesday, more formally known as Shrove Tuesday. This is the holiday to celebrate and eat like a glutton because the following day is Ash Wednesday, marking...

Thanksgiving at Home? Prepare in Advance

Thanksgiving, in most homes, is usually an extended family event. This means there will be a lot of people, some new faces, and tons of noise. There will be new people shouting at each...

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...
Presidents-Day-Quote

Inspire Kids – Discover Which Presidents had Isms

People who celebrate President's Day this week with mattress sales and marathons may miss out on a great opportunity to inspire a love of history in children with various isms. How to inspire? By showing children...
Pumpkins

Sensory Fun and Learning with Pumpkins

Kids with sensory challenges experience the world in a unique way.    Whether kids feel uncomfortable with touching sticky stuff, are grossed out by experiencing new textures or are simply frightened by the thought...
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...