The number one benefit of a sensory toy is to provide a distraction from what may be causing frustration, distress or anxiety and the best way is through touch.
The sensory toy having calmed the incident can then stimulate other moods such as happiness, playfulness or tiredness.
When it comes to sensory toys there is no one-size-fits-all. Read More
Some children prefer toys that they can pull and stretch. Some prefer to fiddle. Some prefer textures. There are just so many options for a sensory toy, so how do you choose the best one for your child?
How to choose? Here are some suggestions and things to consider…
This is the unlikely story of how my sons special needs opened the door to a world of adventure for us. Read More
My son is diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety. However, he wasn’t diagnosed right away and the road to where we are today has been filled with both challenges, frustrations and desperation as well as magic, love and adventure.
There are many situations where hugging my son, diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, is the only resolution and way to calm him down. As a hyperactive child he benefits so much from my hugs. And I’m so glad that I found this out early in his life. Read More
To travel with kids with autism and ADHD can be overwhelming. But with a few tips and planning it can be a wonderful experience for both you and your kid. Read More
My son, Jakob, 12, has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety. He has been traveling around the world with me. I always prepared him for the trip by keeping a detailed travel plan and a visual printed schedule at hand at all times. This way of planning helped him cope with the humidity, heat, loud airplanes, and train stations etc.