Blog Tag: activities

Carol Stock Kranowitz

Carol Stock Kranowitz: The Out of Sync Child

Carol Stock Kranowitz, best-selling author of The Out of Sync Child talks about her 10-year journey to writing what many parents, therapists and people with sensory processing disorder consider a life-changing book that is their go-to resource. Carol also shares her best personal strategy for managing sensory overload: when we move, we are in sync.

Lindsay Hall and young boy sitting on yoga mat.

Managing Sensory Overload with Yoga Poses for Kids

Lindsay Hall is a Certified Yoga Teacher (200 YYT) with additional training in prenatal yoga as well as yoga for the pelvic floor. In this blog post, Lindsay tells about the benefits of yoga poses for kids in relation to sensory sensitivities. I love yoga! There, I said it. I don’t really consider myself a

Child sitting at desk in front of computer.

Sensory Kids: Getting Back to Normal

The time we will be considered to be ‘back to normal’ oftentimes seems so far away. But what resources are in place to help you transition your kids back into school after Coronavirus has passed for example?  Or back to normal after summer holidays?  Christmas break?  Especially your child with a sensory disorder?  There are

Child engaging in a sensory friendly obstacle course.

Sensory Kids: Indoor Activities For Kids

Due to the global pandemic, many parents got caught between a kid and a workspace.  Indoor activities for kids were needed to keep them busy, engaged, and safe! Furthermore, pandemic or not, it is always helpful to have some ideas on hand as parents. In January 2020, I decided to leave my full-time job in

Inside of Cameron Library.

Neurodiversity for Children and Teens: the Burnaby Public Library

What is neurodiversity? Have you heard the term neurodiverse, neuroatypical or neurodiversity being used more recently?  If you would like to learn more about what this term means click here. People who identify with being neurodiverse may also seek sensory-friendly experiences due to sensory sensitivity or sensory overload. The neurodiverse experts are in our communities.

Girl swimming under water.

Sensory-Friendly Swimming and Autism Swim Lessons

Have you heard the expressions of sensory-friendly swim times and autism-friendly swimming lessons?  Moreover, are you confused by them?  There are a lot of phrases used to describe adaptive swim lessons for autism.  In addition, there are different words used to sensory-friendly swim times.  In general, sensory-friendly swimming and autism swimming lessons are similar.  Both

People singing at church.

Easy Steps to Create a Sensory Room at Church

Does your church need a sensory room? More churches and places of worship are adding sensory rooms to their facilities.  In addition, some churches offer sensory-friendly services too.  Do you think your church would benefit from a special needs or a sensory room?  Furthermore, do you wonder how to offer a sensory-friendly service? For instance,

Boy wearing headphones sitting with mom.

Where to Find Sensory Activities for Autism

Do you wonder about sensory activities for autism?  Moreover, would you like to know what they are? Or what activities children or adults with autism enjoy? Sensory activities pay extra attention to the senses. That is due to the overlap between sensory overload and autism.  In addition, for children with autism, special sensory activities are often

Two young girls playing with fidget sensory friendly toys.

What Are the Best Toys For an Autistic Child?

The best toys for autistic children are sensory toys. Because children with autism often have difficulty with their senses, sensory toys are in fact extra helpful.  Sensory toys engage the senses:  what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, but also how you move your body and head and even how you feel “inside”.  That is

Little boy sitting on Santa's lap.

Sensitive Santa Events

Why Sensitive Santa? Wondering why parents search for and choose a Sensitive Santa event for their child?  Do you enjoy looking back at yearly family photos of your children sitting on Santa’s lap? It may surprise you to learn that for many children, having their photo taken with Santa Claus is a challenge. However, finding

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