Holidays

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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...

The Gift that Keeps Giving

“Give others all that is alive in us – our interest, understanding, our knowledge, our humor, everything in us that’s good. In doing so, we enhance the sense of aliveness in others while enhancing...
Mother's Day special needs

Happy Mother’s Day To All Mothers Reaching That "Unreachable" Star

Special-Ism honors special needs mothers around the world with a standing ovation.  We all dream what seems to be an impossible dream.  We all fight what seems to be an unbeatable foe.  We bear...
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...

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...