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10 sensory toys you can make at home!

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Louise Lavery is a content writer and the online content manager for Families Magazine & Families Online – a resource for parents with children aged 0-13. Families Magazine is the Clever Resource for Thinking Parents. 10 sensory toys you can make at home! Beautiful, engaging sensory toys for your child don’t have to break the

Mar 30, 2017 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Cutting Edge Dental Tool Inadvertently Helps Kids With Autism

When the mother of Mr 11 took him to the dentist, the answer was always the same – if he didn’t do something to improve his dental hygiene, he risked losing multiple teeth. Mr 11 (who wishes to remain anonymous) has moderate autism which results in a big aversion to oral care. His mother faces

Jul 25, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Learning to write your name: Pre-school Name Activities and Tip

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Learning to write your name: Fun activities and tips by Krystal Warburton, from Sweet Elephants (retailers of exceptional educational games for kids) Learning to write your name deepens ones sense of identity and kids naturally love to learn how to write and spell their names. So, how do we jump aboard their enthusiasm train to help them? Firstly,

Jan 14, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids with sensory issues: Tips on haircuts

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GUEST POST by Paula Schaumberg. You can only avoid getting your child’s hair cut for so long. Eventually though, it won’t be pretty! In fact it could become messy, oily, knotty, dry or unhealthy. You might also have a special occasion coming up like a wedding or family photo shoot, and want your child to

Nov 13, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids with Sensory Issues: Tips on Haircuts

Guest post by Paula Schaumberg You can only avoid getting your child’s hair cut for so long. Eventually though, it won’t be pretty! In fact it could become messy, oily, knotty, dry or unhealthy. You might also have a special occasion coming up like a wedding or family photo shoot, and want your child to

Nov 13, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Super Spaces for Superheroes

GUEST POST Tips on creating adjustable kids spaces. Superhero headquarters are more than just a place to store toys and clothes, sleep and make mess. After a tough day fighting crime it’s where kids can be kids, free to rest, create, learn, play, make friendships and plan the next heroic battle. Superspaces may be in

Jul 07, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Top 5 School Strategies for Sensory Kids

Many kids with sensory processing difficulties, especially those on the autism spectrum, can struggle through the school day. By the time they get home, they can be exhausted, very anxious, and prone to meltdowns. It’s not fun for them or their family! We are very lucky to have Robyn Sims from Magnetic Moves to tell

May 12, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorders And The Role Of Speech Therapy

April is Autism Awareness Month, and we are taking this opportunity to share with you information and advice on all matters related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Vince from Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic has kindly offered to share with us his thoughts on the role of Speech Therapy in helping children with autism. AUTISM is a developmental

Apr 17, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Edible Spring Sensory Garden for Kids

We love to promote multi-sensory experiences for kids, and are big fans of getting kids out into the sunshine. Renee Nugent from About The Garden shares with us which flowers and herbs can be used to create a wonderful sensory garden – just in time for Spring!   SENSORY GARDENS come in many different forms, from nature

Aug 27, 2014 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments
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