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How to create a home sensory circuit!

How to create a home sensory circuit! Well, sensory circuits are a fantastic way in which to help alert and calm children. The aim is to help focus and concentration to allow them to be ready for learning. It also develops sensory processing skills. Sensory circuits are usually conducted first thing in the morning in…

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What are prewriting skills?

What are prewriting skills? These are the fundamental skills that our children need to develop so they can write. These skills also contribute to a child holding the pencil or pen, drawing, writing, copying and even colouring. These are the strokes that most letters/numbers and our early drawings are made up of! They are mastered…

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Learning to use scissors

Learning to use scissors requires coordination such as fine motor, bilateral integration and eye-hand coordination. Scissor skills require instruction and practice in order to develop this fully. Does your child have a difficulty using scissors? Here are some tips to help in this area. Learning to use scissors and cutting accurately is a skill we…

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The dreaded back to school!

So, the dreaded back to school. The summer holiday has come to a close and you just know our children will be anxious and nervous about returning to school. We have therefore put some strategies together for you below to help out today and the next few days. Hope they help! Remember – lots of…

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Sensory Processing Red Flags

What are the red flags of Sensory Processing Difficulties? Take a look and see. What are sensory processing issues? Sensory processing issues actually refers to trouble managing the information that comes in through our senses. These issues, sometimes called sensory processing disorder or sensory integration disorder, can have a huge impact on our learning and…

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What are the benefits of vertical vestibular activities?

What are the benefits of vertical vestibular activities? Well, the vestibular system is exceptionally important. It links to our vision, proprioceptive and auditory systems plus many more. Due to this connection, the vestibular system can affect our visual motor skills (eye-hand coordination), moving our bodies in space (body awareness) and if underdeveloped, will cause difficulties…

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On the go calming ideas for summer

Hopefully, the sun is shining, and the sky is blue. A perfect opportunity to get your children outside to explore theĀ natureĀ around them. But is it overwhelming for your sensory child? Therefore the team have put together some on the go calming ideas for the summer period to help you enjoy the six week break. Did…

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Applying suntan lotion to your child and struggling?

So, are you applying suntan lotion to your child and having a struggle, fight, and/or they are having a meltdown? If they have sensory and tactile issues can definitely be a challenge in itself, even wearing a hat. Have a look at the tips below along with our flyer but remember: Make it fun –…

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How to help in-hand manipulation skills

How to help in-hand manipulation skills – what are these? Well, in simple terms, it means it is the ability to pick up and use an object with only one hand. There are three primary in-hand manipulation skills: Rotation – this allows a child to move objects from the palm of their hand to the…

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Why should children use a vertical surface?

Why should children use a vertical surface? Have you ever thought about the many developmental benefits of writing/working on a vertical surface? No? Here’s why! Shoulder stability – the use of much larger vertical surfaces ie white/chalkboards, marker boards etc allows the child to use much bigger arm movements which helps with strength and flexibility…

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