Holidays

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...
Father and Son

10 Roles of a Great Father

We often hear so much about the mamma bears or warrior moms involved in raising a child with various isms. From fighting for much-needed therapies to advocating on behalf of their child during the...
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...
Valentine's Fun

Valentine’s Day: 5 Ways to Win Your Kid’s Heart

Valentine’s Day might evoke enjoyable past memories of exchanging Valentine’s cards with loved ones, playing party games and enjoying delicious food. However, for some, simply the idea of any special holiday can conjure up...
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Resolutions and Goals for Kids with Isms

Well, another year has gone by and a new one begins. Doesn’t time fly? The beginning of the New Year is a time for us to review what we’ve learned in the past year and...
finger play

Sensory Thanksgiving Finger Play Song for Sensory Seekers

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it, comes time for fun and feasting -- and, of course, opportunities to see old things in a new sensory-friendly way. As parents, we are always looking...

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...

Prevent Holiday Meltdowns for You and Your Child

Holiday gatherings have led to some of the most humungous meltdowns we’ve experienced with my youngest son Jake, who is diagnosed on the severe end of the autism spectrum.  I can’t say I haven’t...
trick or treat

Tips for a Fun, Comfortable and Safe Halloween

Halloween is a great holiday because kids love dressing up and eating the candy, BUT, all that goes with it was not so great for me as a kid. I could have certainly lived...
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...