Sensory Diet

Low Arousal Sensory System? Hints & Ideas Inside

Thomas was five years old when he first came to occupational therapy. His parents described him as being a ‘good child’. He had never gotten into any trouble. Thomas had never gotten out of...
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...
balance

Incorporate Balance and Vestibular Activities into Lessons

Have you every considered incorporating balance and vestibular activities into your lesson plans?  The result of calm, regulated and eager learners will certainly inspire you to add more activities.  Give it a go and...
rocks - back to school sensory

Enhance Your Sensory Diet with Simple Rocks

With summer behind us and Indian Summer at its height, my children and I have been enjoying quieter time at the beach, in our yard and on walks. Everywhere we go, there seems to be...

Sensory Fun for Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month

Did you know that that September is Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month? More than 90% of children do not eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for...

The Sensory “Ups” of Trampolines

I know trampolines have inherent risks, and I even know the American Academy of Pediatricians discourages their use. But as an Occupational Therapist and a mom with "sensational kids", I also know I would...

Hurricane Preparedness – Sensory Style

"Whether the weather be good, or whether the weather be bad, we must remember sensory needs, if we are to remain regulated and glad." Hurricane season is in our midst and for many, this rhyming...
rain sensory

Rainy Day? 5 Sensory Savvy Solutions

When it's raining outside some kids tend to go stir-crazy, peering out their windows at yet another gray day with all hopes of any outdoor activities they had planned - dashed. For others, the rain...
glow stick sensory diet

Light Up a Sensory Diet with Glow Sticks

The Fourth of July festivities have passed and celebratory gear is on sale.  So, it is time to scoop up a seasonal favorite, which can really brighten up sensory diet activities. If you put on...

Pool Noodles: Sensory Fun Outside the Pool

It’s the time of year again when pool noodles are on sale in just about every store.  Stock up on these flexible foam devices and enjoy loads of sensory fun activities throughout the year! If...