What the Experts can Help You Understand about a Sensory Processing Disorder Sensory

Sensory Processing Disorder Explained By Catherine Wiberg ILS Staff Blogger When this topic came to me, I got excited. I have two children who have been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Processing Disorders. I have not always explained it well to other people. However, I have some experts’ definitions and insights to share with you in addition to my own experiences. Dr. Anna Jean Ayers—a developmental psychologist...

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Fun Kid Food to Help Sensory Children with Textures and Nutrition Sensory

Fun Kid Food to Help Sensory Children with Textures and Nutrition You may have picky eaters at home, or you may have been a picky eater at one time yourself, but for kids who have sensory issues or a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they may never grow out of the “picky eater” stage. In fact, kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures,...

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5 DIY Sports for Kids You Can Set Up In Your Backyard Physical Literacy

5 DIY Sports for Kids You Can Set Up In Your Backyard It’s time to prepare for a backyard makeover.  With these fun DIY projects, your backyard will be a sports center in no time! Small Multi-Sport Wall Don’t have a lot of space but still want fun sports for kids to practice your tennis swing? Setting up a multi-sport wall in your backyard is...

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Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Sensory Sensitive Children Sensory

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Sensory Sensitive Children when Emotions Run High If you’ve spent any time around children, or even your local grocery store, you’re well aware that kids throw temper tantrums. You’ve probably even seen your fair share of adult temper tantrums. And if you have a child that has Sensory Processing Disorder or other conditions that disrupt behavior, tantrums and meltdowns can be a...

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Smart Breakfast for Kids: Protein Waffle Breakfast Sammy Nutrition

Smart Breakfast for Kids: Protein Waffle Breakfast Sammy with Egg Whites and Ham Hi! It’s me, Rachael again, I just love guest posting over here because I get to share something that is so important to me, and that is feeding kids nutritious foods. We enjoy our fair share of treats, goodies, and indulgent meals. But I know just how critical it is to give kids...

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The Best Hands-on Play Dough Activities to Build Fine Motor Education

The Best Hands-on Play Dough Activities to Build Fine Motor This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am probably biased, but I have the two cutest grandsons in the world and whenever they are at my house, we love getting our hands dirty with play dough. By the time we are done, we not only have great dinosaur and superhero masterpieces, we also...

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Alphabet Sensory Activities Series From A TO Z: B is for Bubbles Sensory

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series From A TO Z- B is for Bubbles Welcome to Alphabet Sensory Activities! 26 amazing bloggers have gotten together to share a sensory experience based on a letter of the alphabet…think sensory bin, sensory bottle, gross motor outlet, tactile craft or fine motor activity. But these are all guaranteed to be fun! Every day this month, there will be a new sensory...

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Writing for Kids: Is it better for Kids to focus on Writing Concepts or Grammar? Writing

Writing for Kids: Is it better for Kids to focus on Writing Concepts or Grammar? When I say writing, what do you think? Do you think of self-expression, art, creativity, or even fun? Or do you think grammar (cringe), punctuation (who really knows how to use a comma anyway?), and essays (please stop, you’re going to give me nightmares)? If you’re part of the group...

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Yoga for Kids: 3 Fun Animal Brain-Building Activities for Higher Learning Part II Physical Literacy

Yoga for Kids: Fun Animal Brain-Building Activities Check out our activities and even more brain-boosting learning games for kids at the Inspired Treehouse.  If you have kids like mine, especially boys, I quickly found out that I couldn’t even mention the words “super heroes” or “Star Wars” without them going crazy. When my son was young and I needed him to focus on homework or...

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10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas Education

10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas By Whitney Hollingshead Summer is quickly coming to an end and back to school is on the horizon. As you plan for the coming school year, don’t forget to prepare a plan for after school snacks. Odds are you will soon be searching for some quick, tasty, and yet relatively healthy snacks to tide your hungry kids over until dinner...

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