For the weekend that's in it, Im sharing my tips for planning a birthday party for your sensory child. 🚸Firstly, you need to think about your child’s sensory profile, are they a seeker, avoider or mixed. 🎊 You need to prepare them for the party. Let them know when, with who and what is planned.… Continue reading Party planning tips for the sensory child .
The better the focus, the better the outcomes! Is your child in constant motion? Impulsive? Fidgeting? Have a hard time getting focused and staying focused? These are signs that a child may have problems with self-regulation. Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control one’s self to be able to stay focused on an activity… Continue reading Junior “Get focused” OT summer club
This months toy of the month "Tricky Fingers" is a therapy favourite for older children. It presents a really good challenge while also being fun and entertaining. The aim of the game is to replicate patterns by manipulating marbles with your fingertips thru holes in the bottom of the boards. Just like the other toys… Continue reading Toy of the Month May 18
This month's toy of the month is this wooden high tea set from Aldi Ireland for 24:99 euro. This beautifully crafted set allows for some wonderful pretend play opportunities. Every area of development – motor, cognitive, communication and social/emotional – can be developed through engaging in pretend play. Firstly, children will practice controlling the small… Continue reading Toy of the Month April 18
Parents tell me all the time their children are waking up early at times like 5am while reasons for early waking do vary, there are a few things that can be used to support early waking. Sensory Diets. You may have had an OT discuss these or suggest these for home and school. Some children… Continue reading Is your child early morning waking ?
Bubbles ... So I keep a bottle in my therapy box at all times. I’ve also been know to have one in my hand bag and the glove box of my car ... always be prepared. Over the years bubbles have saved me on a number of occasions when children found it difficult to settle.… Continue reading Toy of month March 18
Fisher Price Hungry Monster Maze. Price : 16:99 I’ve recently picked this toy up after coming across him in the local toy store here in Longford. I had the typical big kid reaction , grabbing him and proceed to have a little jump with excitement (Im definitely a sensory seeker).I knew he was going be… Continue reading Toy of the Month February 18