How To Make A Remarkable Visual Schedule For Better Behavior

Many parents think setting up a visual schedule for their children with ASD or SPD will be a daunting task or to time consuming, so they choose not to make one. In actuality it saves parents/caregivers time in having to deal with behavioral issues. Often parents of children with ASD or SPD who have used visual schedules will say that it has been their most useful resource. Anyone who has an autistic child knows that these kiddos need very structured schedules in their life and they are very … [Read more...]

Sensory Resources Gift Basket Giveaway

If you have been a follower of the blog for a while you might remember our great giveaway 2 years ago of a basket full of sensory resources. It was part of the back to school gift basket giveaway along with 27 other bloggers from iHomeschool network. Well this year we are back with another gift basket giveaway full of great sensory resources again. The resources are different from last years so you will want to make sure to get entered for your chance to win!! There are 51 other bloggers … [Read more...]

Outer Space Sensory Bin Idea

This month we are working on Outer Space in our Mother Goose Time curriculum, we put together one of our old outer space sensory bins that I have already shared previously on the blog this month. We also put together another sensory bin for the kids they have really enjoyed. What's Inside the Space Bin? Water Beads Black Space Sand Water Outer Space TOOB We have used this bin in a couple different ways the first couple days we had water in the bin and used it as a water sensory … [Read more...]

Flubber Recipe

Over the years we have made many different sensory bins for the kids. We have made flubber for the kids to play with inside of their sensory bins and it is always a favorite. When stored in a Mason jar in between uses it can last for about 3 weeks, so you can get quite a bit of play out of a batch. Sometimes we have added glitter, I have also seen people use clear glue for a very interesting and fun looking flubber. Change it up and have fun with it, your kids will love it. How To Make … [Read more...]

Top 15 Kids Sensory Ideas Pinterest Boards

Some of us at iHomeschool network though it would be fun to feature some of our favorite Pinterest boards on different topics. I chose Top 15 Kids Sensory Ideas Pinterest Boards, because sensory ideas are always something we are looking for new things to add to our DIY SensoryTable. Sensory input is something that is very calming to my sensory seeker, so we regularly have different sensory mediums or bins out for him and the other kids. I will be sharing a few of my sensory idea Pinterest … [Read more...]

Teaching Self Regulation and Emotional Control ~ The Zones Of Regulation

I was provided with a copy of The Zones Of Regulation for review purposes. All opinions expressed are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Please read my Disclosure Policy for more information. Think of when your child was young and they walked up to a person or animal for the first time and hurt them, as a parent you gently explain to them that it hurt the person/animal and show them how to gently touch. Repeat a few more times (or a lot) and eventually they don't do it … [Read more...]

Move With Me Action Adventures ~ Review

Are you looking for a way to teach your children to focus, coordination, self-awareness, control, strength, balance, flexibility, and confidence? Well we have found a product that does all that and even teaches yoga to children as well! We were given the Scooter & Me Active Play & Social Skills Program which contains 9 yoga/movement story video classes as a digital download to review. Yoga is something that I have wanted to work on with the kids for quite a while but just never found … [Read more...]

Sensory Processing Disorder Tips For Parents and Resources

Welcome to the last day of the 5 days of Sensory Processing Disorder series going on this week for the Schoolhouse Review! There are 90 bloggers that are joining in on this and each has chosen a topic, with lots of different topics and articles being shared. Today I am sharing some sensory processing disorder tips for parents and then sharing a few great resources for SPD! I have 3 of my boys who suffer with sensory processing disorder, the sad thing is because I have never heard about … [Read more...]

How Sensory Processing Disorder Affects Your Child

Welcome to day 2 of our 5 days of Sensory Processing Disorder series!! Yesterday I explained what Sensory Processing Disorder is. Today, because Sensory Processing Disorder can effect your child in so many different ways, I thought I would put together a post on how it affects each of the different systems and share also some of the symptoms. There are 7 different senses, with each of these senses a SPD kiddo can have an over-responsively or under-responsively so for example one child will … [Read more...]

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Welcome to day 1 of our series 5 Days Of Sensory Processing Disorder! During the next 5 days I am sharing all kinds of information on Sensory Processing Disorder. Today I am going to get into detail about what exactly Sensory Processing Disorder is and how if feels to be someone affected with SPD. You can stop over and read about Dustin's, Cody's, and Ethan's journey with SPD. Everyday we all learn and take in everything from the world around us through out senses, children with Sensory … [Read more...]