Blog Category: Seasonal

St. Patrick's Day street parade with crowds of people on either side of the street.

Create a Sensory-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, many communities are in the process of planning their upcoming parade for families to enjoy. St. Patrick’s Day parades often involve crowds of people with lots of green decorations and flashing lights, Irish-themed floats, seasonal costumes, and loud music. These events are exciting for many families and represent a

Young boy laying on blanket with shamrocks on his eyes on St. Patrick's Day.

6 Sensory-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tips for Parents

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up, many families are plan fun-filled, but sensory-rich activities. Oftentimes, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations involve gatherings with friends, creating crafts and attending community events. A common community event is a St. Patrick’s Day parade. However, for parents with children who have sensory sensitivities, parades are a problem. The loud

Teacher sitting with students working on sensory-friendly Valentine's Day craft.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebration

As a child, Valentine’s Day celebrations at schools are often filled with candy, cards and heart-themed activities. This holiday is a time for celebration and excitement. However, for students with autism, sensory sensitivities or sensory disorders, Valentine’s Day celebrations in the classroom can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. As a result, many children may

Young girl sitting at desk in front of computer making a silly face during sensory-friendly Valentine's Day party..

Host a Sensory Friendly Virtual Valentine’s Day Classroom Party

For many students, holiday celebrations at schools are different with online learning. Many children are navigating school online and remotely. This transition is difficult for students and parents, as well as teachers. Many educators struggle to create a sensory-friendly virtual classroom to accommodate all students’ needs. As a result, many teachers are unaware of the

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Sensory Friendly Solutions is a B Corp™

As of January 3, 2022, Sensory Friendly Solutions, as social enterprise, a for-profit impact business, is now also a B Corp™. Sensory Friendly Solutions has joined the global community of businesses who play an important role creating an inclusive and sustainable world. What it means to be a B Corp™ B Lab™ is a network

Two young siblings watching sensory-friendly show from boat.

6 Ways To Have a Sensory-Friendly Fireworks Show for Your Child

Fireworks are often used to celebrate with people coming together to mark a holiday or special occasion. The bright lights of a firework show are exciting for many families. However, fireworks can also be overwhelming and stressful for children, adults and pets, alike! The loud noise of explosions, the unexpected sounds and lights, the sudden

Infographic highlighting 10 sensory-friendly greetings.

Use Sensory-Friendly Greetings To Manage Your Child’s Sensory Overload

Does your child run and hide when guests arrive at your home during the holidays? Maybe your child cries when a long-lost relative goes to hug them. Does your child shy away and become silent when greeted by holiday guests? If these scenarios resonate with you, then you may be worried about how your child

Santa Clause waving at a sensory-friendly parade.

Choose a Sensory Friendly Santa Claus Parade for Your Child

Parades are a sensory-rich experience. As a result, parades are often a Christmas event that is not accessible to many families. Is that true for your family? Sensory-rich means there is a lot of things in the location or event that stimulate the senses. Moreover, you have more than 5 senses. For many children (and

Family on Christmas morning unwrapping presents.

5 Steps to a Sensory Friendly Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time of the year for families to celebrate the holiday season. Getting together with friends and family, visiting Santa and watching a Santa Claus Parade are all part of the fun.  However, for many children and adults, Christmas is stressful. The change in routine, interacting with strangers and being in large

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How to Offer a Sensitive Santa Event

Ever notice that some children struggle when visiting Santa? You might witness both tears and terror in children. If you are responsible for organizing a Santa Claus event, there is a solution to make Santa welcoming to more children and enjoyed by more children. For many children, visiting Santa contributes to sensory overload. In particular

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