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Sensory tools can save an outing, your day and your sanity. Always have a few tricks in your head for getting ahead of meltdowns.
It is October and that means Pumpkin everything. I am sure at some point you and your family have gotten some pumpkins and have carved them. Here is what we did with our young kids for some sensory play with pumpkins and toothpicks.
Most of our kids love to dig and mix "Potions" they just always made a mess when they did it. Now there is a designated stop for the mess and a place to take off the messy clothes. Mom score.
A lot of the time we look at our SPD kids and see only the behaviors. If we can learn to understand why the behaviors are happening we can use the appropriate copings kids and calming techniques to walk our kiddo back to being "Grounded".
For SPD kiddos sensory bins are the best but why? Why do these bins calm our kids? Why do they promote learning and creativity. How can a bin like this stop an upcoming melt down or panic attack?
The following article will answer all these questions and more about the misunderstood sensory bin. It's not just for little kids anymore.
The first thing I figured out 12 years ago was that swims and specifically camping hammocks will be the one fail safe piece of "equipment" that I will always have available in our home and when we go anywhere.
Have you ever thought about sidewalk chalk as a therapy tool?
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