Summer squabbles

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As the summer holidays approach their end, parents may be longingly counting down the days until the kids are back to school. Long summer days can mean lots of time for play, but with play come the inevitable sibling squabbles. Although squabbling can be very wearing for parents to listen to, it does serve an important developmental function. ‘Conflict […]

Creating a sensory friendly classroom

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As children settle into the school routine, differences in the way children process sensation may start to become more apparent to both parents and teachers. Some children may be overloaded with the amount of sensory information an average classroom provides. Others may not be getting enough sensory information to attend […]

Sensory Integration the natural way

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Opportunities for sensory play in nature A couple of weekends ago we were lucky enough to be invited by friends to beautiful Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland AND be blessed with clear blue skies all weekend! I was struck by the endless opportunities for multisensory play and adventure […]

10 Tips for sensory kids to make bed time easier

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After another run of sleepless nights with my own kids after a tummy bug ran through the house, I thought I would write a sympathetic blog on sleep and sensory issues. Children who’s sensory systems are more sensitive to sensation find it hard to get used to everyday sensory information- […]