Tip 1: There a a lot of sensory calming ideas related to children that may have differences/sensitivities to sensory information.
This site has great strategies for each sensory system (touch, sound, vision, etc). Some may be directed to children with sensory processing differences however, these are also great strategies for all kids!
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Try some of these powerful calming sensory strategies to help kids remain focused, engaged, and content in the classroom! *This post was sponsored by Chewigem USA. All opinions and text are ours. The back-to-school season can be filled with excitement and high hopes for a fresh new start
Tip 2: Sensory activities can promote calmness and focus
Tip by Natale Clarke
When working with students that had ASD, the following strategies helped to calm and focus:
|(1) Water play
(2) Squeeze toys
(3) Blowing bubbles and bubble art
(4) Art and painting
(5) Putty, dough and sand
(6) Weighted blankets and products
(7) Fidget tools and toys
(8) Kinetic sand
(9) Sensory books and keyrings for touch
(10) Chalk drawing on boards and cement
|(11) Chewing gum and food
(12) Weighted and Pressure Products
(14) Ear muffs for children with challenges with noise
(16) Tents and timeout rooms
(17) Rewards and incentives
(18) Cushions, blankets and special seating
Give kids who are autistic activities that stimulate attention, foster calm, and create loads of fun! Here are 10 great autism activities.
These sensory activities are great for any kid, and if you have a child on the autism spectrum, he or she is sure to enjoy one of these 21 activities for kids with autism! I have five adorable nephews I love with all my heart, and the eldest has autism.
As the temperature rises and kids head home for the summer, parents begin looking for activities to fill the days. Here are 10 projects that incorporate new textures, colors, smells and sounds that will give your children a great new sensory experience and help improve motor skills!
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Massage not only holds lifelong benefits for your child, but also for you. Children’s Health Article by leading expert Tina Allen, LMT, CIIT®, CIMI® from Liddle Kidz™
Massage for children offers a variety of health benefits. It is human nature to touch as a way of showing love and affection. This touch stimulates the body in positive ways to help it grow and develop. Massage is beneficial at any age but because children are still developing it can be especially helpful for them.
Massage/Touch provides an opportunity for increased bonding and attachment between parent and child. Learn more about this therapy and how it can help children and youth.