Water beads for sensory and tactile play

We are huge fans of water beads for both home sensory play and work, at the groups I run with families of young children. They are a reasonably easy to set up and offer a messy/sensory play activity that’s great for children. Sensory play is very important for children and part of how they learn […]

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Masking – What is it and why it happens?

Masking is something that is becoming more talking about and not just a random term used by children and adult mental health care providers and experts. Masking is something that means a large number of children fall through the net of mental health care and educational needs. Masking means children are not getting the help […]

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Push Poppers – strangely addictive

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent some Push Poppers to try* If you are someone who loves bubble wrap and popping it, then you will love Push Poppers. Made of soft silicone and designed in eye catching and bright colours, they are fun to play with and very cathartic and calming without […]

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Trying out weighted blankets with Snoozzzy

*This is a review post. We have been working with Snoozzzy trying out their weighted sleep blankets* Our small boy has struggled hard with sleep and we have fought to find ways to help him. We have tried weighted blankets to see if that would help him, as recommended by his Occupational Therapist, but he […]

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SPD – what does it stand for?

Our son has SPD. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder.  What does sensory processing disorder mean? Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a […]

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I’m not a bad parent because my kid doesn’t sleep.

My kid doesn’t sleep. There, I said it. Ok, he does, but he doesn’t sleep well sometimes and we still have nights where he wakes once, if not more than once, sometimes up to three times. He needs help to go back to sleep and he often wakes early (and I mean early, before 6am) […]

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