Elf On The Shelf Sensory Series: Touch and Tactile Activities Sensory

Elf On The Shelf Sensory Series: Touch and Tactile Activities This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. What has your elf been up to this year? Our little helper has been having tons of fun with our kids and students working their gross motor and fine motor skills. It is such a magical time of year. I look forward (most of the time) to...

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Toe Walking: Doctor Attributes Toe Walking to Signs of Poor Vestibular Development

Toe Walking: Doctor Attributes Toe Walking to Signs of Poor Vestibular This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. A little girl balances on her tip-toes. Given this simple sentence, most people will envision a little girl in a tutu, standing before a mirror and grasping a wooden bar. It’s common to find a ballerina on her toes. It’s also common to see very small...

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6 At-Home Remedies for Kids During Winter Parenting

6 At-Home Remedies for Kids During Winter Guest Post By Darci Maxwell The flu likes the winter – and studies prove it.  The name “influenza” is an Italian word that originated in the 18th century as part of the phrase “influenza di freddo,” meaning “influence of the cold.”  The cold, dry winter air helps winter viruses survive longer, and therefore spread to more people.  However, it...

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Sensory Clothes: Clothing Items for Fidgeting and Behavior Sensory

Sensory Clothes: Clothing Items for Fidgeting and Behavior This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Clothes are sometimes the hardest gifts for children to receive during the holiday season, but many parents still want their kids to have fun pajamas or outfits for when they go back to school. If you have a child with sensory disorders, you know dressing them in the morning...

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Unique ideas for your Elf on the Shelf Sensory

Unique ideas for your Elf on the Shelf Holidays are always wonderful with Fox 13’s The Place when talking about fun activities kids can participate in while learning. Every parent knows Elf on the Shelf provides great motivation to help kids stay “nice” during the holidays and it prevents “bad behavior” because the elf is watching. Now that Elf on the Shelf has become such...

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Does a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Look different in Adults versus Children Sensory

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adults and Children One of the myths surrounding a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is that it’s just a phase and kids will grow out of it. It is possible for a child to find their own positive coping mechanism, allowing the symptoms to subside or become manageable, but the chances of that are slim. If SPD doesn’t just go away...

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Elf on the Shelf Sensory Series: Helping Your Child’s Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills Development

Elf on the Shelf Sensory Series: Helping Your Child’s Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. You have probably heard about the importance of developing your child’s fine motor skills from your child’s teacher or perhaps from a book you have read during your child’s early development. On the other hand, you may have a wealth of knowledge of...

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Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids Sensory

Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids US San Francisco publishes article by Juliana Bunim regarding breakthrough study showing Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism. Information parents can share with family and friends about how your child’s diagnosis is real and what intervention can help.  Written by Juliana Bunim In a groundbreaking new study from UC...

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Washington Post Image Education

Recess: It’s important. Does your child get enough of it? Great article originally posted in the Washington Post by Emily Sohn discussing the importance of recess and how children aren’t getting the movement they need to excel in the classroom. Full details below. Article written by Emily Sohn My son is in second grade at a public school that offers 15 minutes of recess after...

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