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Case Study: Texas Tranquility
Everyone loves a great sensory space and especially a calming and tranquil one! Check out a sensory space that we designed here as a case study. See our entire vision and the steps we took to ensure the most sensory exceptional space. You're going to love this for inspiration or learn how to create your own here!
Sensory Survival for Teens
Teens don't like to stand out so it's vital to find subtle ways to address their changing sensory needs. Whether your teen is a sensory seeker, under responsive or hyper responsive, the challenges of sitting in school, taking exams or socializing can raise stress levels. Let's look at a few sensory motor outlets to help teens and adults adapt to the sensory challenges.
10 Strategies for Auditory Learners At Home and At School
10 Strategies for Auditory Learners At Home and At School | There are four predominant learning styles: visual, auditory, read/write, and kinaesthetic. If you’re an auditory learner, it means you learn more efficiently by listening and talking. You remember information better when it’s delivered by sound or speech, rather than written form. In this post, we share tips for teaching auditory learners as well as study techniques to make learning as easy as possible from preschool through college!
The Benefits of Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets have long been used in the special needs community. In recent years they have also become much more commonplace in the neurotypical community. You probably know at least one person who owns one or have seen weighted blankets while shopping. Despite their popularity, many people still don’t know how these blankets work or all of the potential benefits of using one.
How To Be A Better Listener: 9 Tips to Try
How To Be A Better Listener | Learning how to be a better listener is a learned skill, and an important one at that -- it improves relationships and increases emotional intelligence. Click to learn the difference between passive and active listening, and why each of them are important, especially in the absence of nonverbal cues. We also share 9 tips and activities to help you improve your listening skills. These ideas work for adults and kids, helping improve relationships and mental strength.
How to Teach Children Patience: 22 Tips for Parents
How to Teach Children Patience | Patience is a virtue and in today’s fast-paced world, where instant gratification is the norm, teaching kids patience can be difficult. But learning how to be patient is important for a child's emotional development, problem-solving skills, and overall well-being. From mindfulness activities for kids, to turn-taking games, to breathing techniques, to practicing empathy, to board games that encourage problem solving, we're sharing 22 tips to teach patience!
How to Manage Mom Rage: 6 Tips that Help
How to Tame Baby Hairs | What causes baby hairs, and how do you tame them so you can sport your favorite updos and slicked back looks? While gel and hairspray are an obvious fix, these hair products tend to leave your hair looking wet and/or greasy, which probably isn't the look you're going for. In this post, we dive into the causes of baby hairs so you can treat the issue and avoid it from persisting. We're also sharing 10 brilliant hair hacks to help you fix flyaways like a pro!
20 Interactive Alphabet Activities to WOW Your Kids - Teaching Special Thinkers
20 FREE alphabet activities for kids. These are great for toddlers through prek preschool age all the way to literacy centers for kindergarten! Use these fine motor sensory games and art projects in your classroom or at home. #teacherfreebie #abcactivities
How to Parent a High Energy Child: 14 Tips for Parents
How to Parent a High Energy Child: 14 Tips for Parents | If you have a child who is constantly moving, has high stamina, intense reactions, and struggles with restlessness, he or she might be considering a 'high energy child'. In this post, we share a list of common characteristics, plus 14 tips for parents and teachers to help these children thrive. Click to learn how to help these kids burn energy effectively, how to help them calm down when they need to focus, and tips to help them sleep.
How to Raise An Intuitive Eater: 7 Tips for Parents
How to Raise An Intuitive Eater | If you want your kids to develop a healthy relationship with food, these mindful, intuitive eating strategies will help them learn how to listen to their bodies' needs. Click to learn the 10 principals of IE and learn how to ditch labels of "good" and "bad" foods and avoid using food as a reward or punishment. With these tips, you can help your children learn to trust their internal hunger cues and promote healthy, intuitive eating habits in your family.
Weighted Compression Vest
Our founder and occupational therapist Aviva couldn’t find a weighted compression vest for her kids, so she designed her own. This compression vest was our first Fun and Function product and it’s still one of our top sellers. It’s like a reassuring hug, perfect for helping to calm down, focus or cope with sensory overload. Find it here!
9 Impulse Control Strategies for Kids
9 Impulse Control Strategies for Kids | If your child (or students) struggles with emotional regulation, this post is for you. We're sharing everything you need to know about self-control and impulse control in kids, and we've also put together a list of tips and behavior management ideas to help you teach your child how to control his or her reactions and emotions. From labeling emotions, to creating regular routines, to teaching mindfulness, to choosing the right games, this post has it all!
11 Strategies for Visual Learners At Home and At School
11 Strategies for Visual Learners At Home and At School | Did you know our brains process 90% of the info it receives visually? If you're a teacher or parent of a visual learner, this post is a great resource! We're sharing 4 classroom strategies to make learning easier, and we're also sharing 7 study tips for visual learners of all ages and stages, from visual schedules, to flashcards, to mind maps, and more. These study hacks are just what you need!